Industrial Heritage Summer School


Award Winning Summer School 2023

In August we welcomed 17 young people from Europe and beyond in Berlin for our first Industrial Heritage Summer School. For two weeks we discussed the connection between industrial heritage and sustainability.

The great diversity of the different study backgrounds of our students enriched the summer school immensely. We had students of:
Museum Studies, Cultural Studies, (Public) History, Industrial Archaeology, Culture and Tourism Management, Architecture and Urban Planning, as well as Historic Preservation, Sustainability and Communication Studies with us.

Together we visited several sites of industrial heritage in Berlin and met with experienced colleagues at the Museum of Technology, the Pfefferberg, the Historic Port and Tempelhof Airport, the Peter-Behrens-Bau and the former Kulturhaus in Schöneweide.

In discussions with international Industrial Heritage experts such as TICCIH President Miles Oglethorpe (Scotland), ERIH Vice President Adam Hajduga (Poland) or Public Historian Donna Graves (USA), the students developed projects of their own.

One student project could be implemented in the beginning of next year aready. The idea for an “ERIH Young Professionals Network” was presented to the ERIH Network at the Annual Conference in November 2023. The feedback was very positive.

The Summer School 2023 was rewarded with the "Best Practice Award" of the Cultural Routes of the Concil of Europe.

Announcement: Summer School 2024

We are happy that there will be another “Industrial Heritage Summer School” here in Berlin next year from 10 August until 25 August 2024. If you like to know more, do not hesitate to contact us!

Gallery Summer School 2023


The implementation of the program is enabled by the
European Route of Industrial Heritage.