Who are we?

The Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) is an interdisciplinary research centre at Maastricht University. The centre explores the ways in which arts and heritage is appropriated, enriched, promoted and transmitted in multicultural societies, including through the use of new technologies – with the aim to improve these practices. MACCH is a joint effort of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Law, the School of Business and Economics, the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Sociaal Historisch Centrum voor Limburg (SHCL) and the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL).

Our expertise

MACCH brings together economic, legal, (art) historical, philosophical, sociological and practical expertise to the context of arts and heritage in response to the increasingly multi-layered and complex challenges facing the fields of arts and heritage today. MACCH acknowledges challenges arising from the engagement of more and more arts and heritage actors operating on both the local and the global levels, changing notions of experts and expertise, the need for innovative approaches to shifting audiences, and the use of media technology in engagements with arts and heritage.

What do we do in the project ?

Within Terra Mosana, MACCH is responsible for the Workpackage on Sustainability. MACCH affiliated researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) and the Faculty of Law (FL) at Maastricht University investigate the language development of the Euregio, legal frameworks of cross-border cooperation in the field of digital heritage, and contribute expertise towards responsible citizen participation in the creation of digital narratives. In collaboration with ITEM, the possibilities for an Euregional Cultural Card are explored. 

MACCH will also host the closing conference, which will be held in the autumn of 2021 in Maastricht.