Virtual exhibition: Cultural Heritage Lost, Endangered, Reborn
Although it seems that monuments, paintings and landscapes will last forever, they do not. Wars and catastrophic events, overuse or simply long-term neglect wears them away, sometimes leaving just ruins as a romantic reminder. In this European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the Jacques Delors Institute commits itself to the heritage that has vanished, as well as that which, like some species, is becoming extinct. This is not always inevitable. The human spirit is capable of producing masterpieces and of resuscitating them. Rebuild, restore, recover. Hasn’t the European Union always been built on the ashes of totalitarianisms?