The World’s Heritage in the Digital Age 

New Technologies towards sustainable research, conservation and communication

After 25 years of successful management of the CHNT by Stadtarchäologie Vienna, the organization of the conference is under new management.
From 2021 onwards, the conference on cultural heritage and new technologies will be organized by the CITY of Vienna (Department 7 – Cultural Affairs) and CHNT-ICOMOS Austria a sister association of the Austrian National Committee of ICOMOS.

To kick things off, the 26th CHNT will be held under the motto The World’s Heritage in the Digital Age – New Technologies towards Sustainable Research, Conservation and Communication.

All cultural heritage is part of the World’s Heritage. The World Heritage Convention provides a clear framework for the conservation of sites on the World Heritage List. In this way many innovations are developed in particular for the research, conservation and communication of those sites. Still there are many challenging tasks that can be met with innovative technologies and new interdisciplinary methods.

The conference aims to bring together international scientists from all over the world who are involved in research, conservation and management of the world’s cultural heritage. Innovative measuring, data management and processing tools are requested as well as the methods and approaches for the research, management and monitoring of sites and objects.

After a year of challenges due to the global COVID 19 pandemic, this conference aims to provide innovative ideas for the sustainable preservation of the world’s cultural heritage. 

We look forward to your contributions and participation in the 26th CHNT from November 2-4 in person at the Vienna City Hall or online via our conference portal. The final decision on whether a hybrid format is possible will be made in early September.