Heritage has always had its place in international relations. Its instrumental use can be seen in gift exchanging rituals among monarchs, or in multilateral debates about the cultural ownership and repatriation after the conflict.
Today, heritage functions as an object of mediation and collaboration in an international context, and is opted by an increasing number of nation-states as a method for advancing their cooperation agendas.
Within ILUCIDARE we have coined this pillar of our activities as heritage-led international relations, not heritage diplomacy.
When browsing through this international relations display, you will find a working definition for heritage-led international relations, a review of heritage in the gigantic pool of diplomacy and international relations, and theoretical as well as practical perceptions on heritage in EU international relations.
The display is topped off with the ILUCIDARE portfolio on heritage-led international relations - aka our training activities in Europe, the Western Balkans, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.