State of the Art Report: Funding religious heritage

Anne Fornerod
RELIGARE State of the Art Report

Places of worship and the ‘movable goods’ within them are a familiar and important part of the cultural heritage of Europe. With some exceptions, one can observe many common points in the way European countries manage and preserve these goods, particularly from a financial point of view. As a result, in many countries, the heritage dimension of places of worship makes them eligible for additional funding.
Moreover, dealing with this issue means meeting two major challenges: the religious/cultural divide and the recurrent and widespread lack of funds.
A question remains open that paves the way for further investigation: does the shared concern for preserving religious heritage lead to a common pattern of funding in Europe? Or do the domestic specificities of church-state relations prevail?

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