University of Gothenburg

Heritage Academy

The Heritage Academy aims to be a bridge between the academic world and the surrounding society, in line with the University's Third Mission. It is a formalization of the objective to strengthen the dialogue between research and practice - a central intersection in the work of cultural heritage. It is a partnership between the the regional administration for cultural development, Västa Götalandsregionen, and the University of Gothenburg. Most events within the heritage Academy is in Swedish so please visit our Swedish version of this website for more information.


  • Jenny Högström Berntson, Centre for Critical Heritage Studies
  • Pernilla Schedin, Förvaltningen för kulturutveckling
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Mini Site Visit: Excavating the old art school Valand


#matarv (food and heritage) is a platform where researchers and practitioners meet and discuss different topics related to  foodways.  More information on the Swedish website.

Book and podcast on food and heritage
Book and podcast on food and heritage #matarv #matarvspodden
Photo: Jenny Högström Berntson


Heritage Academy is an equal and shard responsibility between the two partners, the University of Gothenburg and Västra Götalandsregionen, the regional administration för cultural development.