• The "Motława" ferry does not operate due to the river embankment renovation until further notice

8th Baltic Sea Region Cultural Heritage Forum in Gdańsk

8th Baltic Sea Region
Cultural Heritage Forum in Gdańsk
12-13 September 2023
“Heritage & crisis”

War destroys civilization, culture and society. The current invasion of Ukraine has profoundly influenced our lives, including the priorities of governments and international organizations. Such an event as war has a ripple effect and leaves no sphere of life unaffected – cultural heritage protection faces numerous challenges resulting from the current upheaval. In the face of the unfolding crisis, strengthening regional cooperation and intellectual reflection are important strategic goals for the future.

The National Maritime Museum and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage are organizing a conference “Cultural Heritage & crisis” which will take place on September 12–13 in Gdańsk. The conference is a celebration of 20 years of cultural cooperation between the Baltic states within the Baltic Region Heritage Committee (BRHC). The goal of the conference is to diagnose the most current threats, including those of a transboundary nature, and provide an opportunity to discuss new foundations for heritage security architecture.

The conference will be carried out in English.

Participation in the conference is free of charge, applying for participation via the registration form is mandatory.

Please, use this form to register your participation by 31 August 2023 (prolonged to 4 September 2023).

The number of participants is limited.

The organizers provide participants with coffee breaks and lunches during the Forum.

Practical information


Forum will take place in the Granaries on Olowianka Island – the headquarters of National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk, Olowianka str. 9-13, Gdańsk.

Getting to the Granaries
  • You can get there using buses and trams going to the Akademia Muzyczna stop – see ZTM website, more detailed route on Google Maps (900 m, 11 minutes)
  • If you chose SKM train: leave at the Gdańsk Główny station, from there head to the footbridge to Ołowianka Island – more detailed route on Google Maps (1900 m, 23 minutes)
  • If you travel by car: get to the road junction (the intersection of the streets: Długie Ogrody, Siennicka, Elbląska and Podwale Przedmiejskie, near Brama Żuławska and speedway stadium) – drive the Długie Ogrody street, then right through Szafarnia street along Nowa Motława river, turn left over Most Kamieniarski towards Ołowianka street – more detailed route on Google Maps.
Parking spaces
  • 10 parking spaces for bikes: by the entrance to the Museum
  • No free parking space for cars and coaches. At the Museum only paid parking places
Recommended hotels
  • Radisson Hotel & Suites, Chmielna 10/25 – link
  • Qubus Hotel Gdańsk, Chmielna 47/52 – link
  • PURO Hotel Gdańsk Stare Miasto, Stągiewna 26 – link
  • Dom Muzyka, Łąkowa 1-2 – link

Registration form

E-mail address for correspondence: forum@nmm.pl