We are pleased to announce that the Tatra Museum in Zakopane in association with Mountain Partnership (United Nations voluntary alliance) and International Mountain Museums Alliance

organizes the international conference Mountain Panorama International Cultural Heritage Conference which will be held in Zakopane on 10-12 June 2022.

The conference is curated by Aldo Audisio (International Projects Expert), Rosalaura Romeo (Mountain Partnership Programme Officer) and Anna Wende-Surmiak (Director of the Tatra Museum).


Scientific board:

Prof. Dorota Folga-Januszewska (Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw)

Prof. Jan Święch (Jagellonian University)

Dr. Giovanni Kezich (the Trentino Ethnographic Museums Network)

Dr. Bernard Germain (the Montagne&Alpiniste magazine)


The mountains play essential roles in all areas of life on Earth – from biodiversity to legacy of rich traditions and cultures. They constitute a separate ‘world’ to be valued, preserved and promoted. Mountains are the home of countless plant and animal species as well as roughly a billion people globally. Because of this, mountains hold significant cultural value for the heritage of local communities. The aim of the conference that is a real panorama on the mountain areas is to discuss the revaluation and preservation of this immense tangible and intangible heritage.


Conference language: English

Accompanying events: permanent and temporal exhibitions at the Tatra Museum; concert: Trebunie Tutki from Zakopane and Quintet Urmuli from Georgia; guided tour to the Tatra Mountains

Coordination and organization: Emilia Pomiankiewicz-Wagner (



Until 31 March 2022

We encourage you to participate in the conference and submit original research for the conference call for papers. The conference call for papers is seeking submissions related to the following conference topics:

  • Collections and museum activity in the mountains areas (collections, exhibitions, artistic creations)
  • Cultural heritage of mountain populations (tangible and intangible: culture of communities living across mountains areas, language, rituals)
  • Activities in the mountain areas: prevention and memory (organizations, Alpine clubs and alliances, tourism, different forms of tourism)


Please submit your abstracts related to calls for papers via the online submission form and  e-mail address


Important Deadlines are:

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 31 march 2022
  • Registration Deadline: 28 February 2022
  • Conference Dates: 10 – 12 June 2022


The conference is under the patronage of Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations Organizations in Rome.

The project was introduced on 9 December 2021 on the occasion of International Mountain Day in Polish Institute in Rome.

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