The COVID pandemic is far from over and travel is still uncertain. Thus, the GCPCH Fourth Annual Meeting organisers are planning a hybrid format that combines in-person convening where and if possible with a live broadcast and recorded sessions to extend the reach of the conference to people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend. The organising committee plans to draw from local artist communities and give voices that are usually not heard the opportunity to participate and provide their insights. The 2021 Meeting will serve as a reporting/feedback opportunity for projects initiated due to postponed 2020 Meeting. Many projects are Africa-focused, giving the hosts the opportunity to spotlight their local context. For example, presentations from local artist communities are included in order to give them an opportunity to voice their insights.

The Global Consortium for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (GCPCH) is a network of universities, museums and research institutes premised on the understanding that the preservation of cultural heritage is one of the grand challenges of the twenty-first century. By creating a space for conversation, knowledge exchange, and project incubation, members from across disciplines, geographies, and socio-political contexts engage in a collaborative strategy to strengthen education and training, research, and advocacy for cultural heritage, broadly conceived. The Consortium maximizes the collective opportunity to make a global impact in the preservation of cultural heritage. GCPCH does not seek to replicate the outstanding work of formal agencies and NGO’s dedicated to this work across a multitude of specialized disciplines and practices; on the contrary – the network functions as a global amplifier for regional or national efforts, and a pathway by which diverse expertise can connect and spark innovation. The network is coordinated by a steering committee, and new members are welcome to its monthly online meetings at any time. The annual GCPCH meetings are hosted once a year, on a rotating basis, with the intention of spotlighting cultural leadership in different countries or regions, while also acknowledging broader global contexts.

Important Dates
Conference Duration
27 October 2021 - 29 October 2021
14 September 2021 - 29 October 2021 [CLOSED]
Call For Abstracts
14 September 2021 - 29 October 2021
Global Consortium for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Salomé Le Roux
Contact Email
[email protected]
Contact Number
+2772 213 8238
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Impact of COVID-19 and current initiatives in Africa
  • Repatriation, access & co-curation