A three-day seminar entitled “Cultural Heritage School 2”, which was held at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall earlier this month, brought together more than 90 cultural professionals from around the world to discuss the impact of climate change on cultural heritage monuments and ways to better protect them.

The seminar was organized by Greece’s culture ministry, the US embassy in Athens and the Hellenic national committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

In addressing the event, Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni first cited the need to identify and reverse the effects of the climate change on cultural heritage as a priority for both Greece and the United States.

US Consul General in Thessaloniki Jerry Ismail referred to the close cooperation between Washington and Athens over protection of cultural heritage, one of the priorities of a Greece-United States Strategic Dialogue.

The seminar was attended by professionals from Greece, southeast Europe and from throughout the Mediterranean, with participation of speakers from the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom.