Interpret Europe’s Conference 2020, Fostering heritage communities, was due to be held in
Haapsalu, Estonia, from 8-11 May 2020, organised by SALM – the Foundation of Haapsalu and Läänemaa Museums. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the physical conference was cancelled and for the first time Interpret Europe hosted an online web conference in its place.
The web conference included 35 presentations and workshops from participants, in addition to a selection of other activities, including a welcome address from UNESCO, four keynotes, three panel debates (covering the Faro Convention, participation and the impact of the coronavirus), ten round table discussions, speaker’s corner, and 31 short video contributions and podcasts.
The full papers and abstracts of presentations delivered at the web conference are followed in these proceedings by the abstracts of presenters who had been accepted by the review committee to the programme for the Haapasalu conference but whom were then unable to present at the web conference. Their contributions to the theme of the conference are also acknowledged.
Compilation of the proceedings: Marie Banks
Copy editing and proofreading: Marie Banks with assistance from Michael H Glen
Interpret Europe (2020)