The aim of the programmes organised by the European Historic Houses Association present the historic houses to the wider public and promote public engagement, especially the young generation.

Private Heritage Week will be held between May 24-27, 2018 where private owners across Europe will open (partially) their house and organize special activities. The slogan of the programme is "Our House, Your Heritage". The aim is to raise awareness on the contribution of private owners to society, to foster exchanges between owners/managers and the public, to increase synergies with the living arts and to promote public engagement, especially the young generation.

Furthermore, a European photographic competition will be launched on 24 May, 2018 aiming at showcasing the beauty & diversity of historic houses in Europe. Applications can be submitted until the end of July and the Award Ceremony will take place on 6 November.

In the programme "Historic Houses & Young String Quartets", private owners of historic houses will provide 7-day accommodation & rehearsal room in exchange for concerts by support excellent young string quartets.

More information about the programmes is available under Related files.

Organiser: European Historic Houses Association
Possibility of participation: owners of historic houses