Cultural Heritage connects
The present is always marked by conflicts of the past, be they wars or ethnic and social disputes.
When it comes to promoting reconciliatory coexistence in the present, reviving cultural heritage is a good way to bring what we have in common to the fore.
ARCH Europe therefore sets itself the goal of supporting the return to the common cultural heritage of the past, in Europe as well as worldwide.
What does ARCH stand for?
- Alliance for the
- Restoration of
“Everyone has the chance to positively contribute to society following his talents and experiences. In ARCH I see a fantastic initiative to activate cultural heritage of the past as a reconciling societal factor for the present. As a person, I am an entrepreneur drawing on experience in management, and an ethnologist with access to the science of culture.”
Dr. Marietta Ulrich-Horn / President of ARCH Europe
“As a political scientist, I have long been fascinated by the ability of cultural heritage and traditions – and by this I mean not only important buildings and museums but also music and modest but much-loved local treasures – to delight and unify people across borders and other divisions. It’s been enlightening to see that practices and beliefs that initially appear so different, often reveal a bedrock of common human needs and aspirations, which when uncovered can do much to build bonds of peace.”
Dr. Cheryl Benard / Vice-President of ARCH Europe