2nd announcement
International conference
Underwater Cultural Heritage in Europe today
International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar
Zadar, Croatia,

25th - 27th October 2018


The International Conference Underwater Cultural Heritage in Europe today is organized by the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia. The event will take place in Zadar at the former St. Nicholas church within the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology from the 25th to 27th October 2018.
On the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage the Conference is an opportunity to identify key current issues and challenges and to explore how these issues could be addressed and encourage people to explore Europe’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. It will also provide opportunities to establish formal cooperation with responsible institutions in Europe and with specialized institutions dealing with the preservation of underwater cultural heritage and to promote the work of UNESCO activities directed to underwater cultural heritage preservation.
The Conference is a part of the official calendar of the Croatia’s chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.


Each participant in the meeting will have up to 15 minutes for the presentation
Working language: English
On the 25th of October the event will focus on exchanging experiences and presenting achievements in the protection and preservation of underwater cultural heritage, the availability of advanced technology that enhances discovery of and access to underwater cultural heritage.


Each participant in the meeting will have up to 5 minutes for a formal statement
Working languages: English
On the 26th of October the Meeting will focus on the issues of the implementation of the UNESCO’s 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in the EU countries, experiences of the States that have applied and those who have not done so, as well as on the improving the effectiveness of measures at international, regional and national level for the preservation of the underwater cultural heritage. The representatives of the ministries of culture will examine the importance of the underwater cultural heritage as an integral part of the cultural heritage of humanity and a particularly important element in the history of peoples, nations, and their relations with each other concerning their common heritage.


Dates: 25th – 27th of October 2018
International Centre for Underwater Archaeology, St. Nicholas church, Božidara Petranovića 1


Registration starts at 09:00 on Thursday, 25th October 2018. Badges shall be obtained at the Registration Desk in front of the St. Nicholas church. No registration fee will be charged from the participants.


Transfers with bus shuttles will be offered to all delegates upon arrival from Zadar Airport to the Hotel Kolovare.


The participants are kindly requested to inform the ICUA team in case they would need the accommodation. Participants shall contact Ms. Doris Kurtov ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for all matters relating to accommodation.


There will be organized a guided visit to the ICUA Gallery for underwater archaeology and ICUA premises as well as the City of Zadar.

There will be an organized visit of the Museum of Nin Antiquities and famous Condura Croatia reconservation project guided by ICUA Zadar conservation experts Ms. Anita Jelić and Ms. Marina Šimičić. The tour will start at 09:30 o’clock and end at 12:00 o’clock. There will be an arranged transport leaving at 09:00 o’clock from Hotel Kolovare, Zadar.
Information about the tour: The Museum of Nin Antiquities
The historical story of Nin is the story of prosperity based on salt as well as its long maritime tradition, together with recognizable boats called Condura Croatica.
These boats were found at the entrance to the port of Nin in 1966 and taken out of the sea in 1974 when the desalination, conservation and restoration began in Zadar.
They sailed at the end of the 11th and the beginning of the 12th century.


For further information, if assistance is needed, kindly contact:
Doris Kurtov, Head of Department for International Cooperation and Funding, International Centre for Underwater Archaeology, Božidara Petranovića 1, phone: + 385 023 250 486; cell +385 99 210 65 83, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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