Swiss Religious Heritage Day


Organizationally responsible for the Swiss Religious Heritage Day is the Liturgical Competence Center, that is part of the Theological Faculty of the University of Bern. The scientific direction lies with Prof. Dr. Johannes Stückelberger, Art Historian, Lecturer in Religion and Church Aesthetics at the Theological Faculty of the University of Bern and Titular Professor of Modern Art History at the University of Basel. Ann-Kathrin Seyffer, MA Art History and Theology, was research assisstant until the end of August 2017. Since 1 May 2019 Lena Pflüger, BA Art History, has been working on the project.
The Swiss Religious Heritage Day takes place every two years in form of a one-day congress. Specialists from the church, historic preservation, the university and the public are involved in the selection of topics, preparation and implementation. Depending on the resources, the topics of the congresses are scientifically prepared in form of publications and materials are made available on the website to the public. 
The congress is only financed with external resources by sponsors, in 2015 and 2017 the supporters were: Bundesamt für Kultur, Römisch-Katholische Zentralkonferenz der Schweiz, Reformierte Kirche Zürich Stadtverband, Katholische Kirche Stadt Luzern, Reformierte Kirchen Bern-Jura-Solothurn, Evangelisch-reformierte Gesamtkirchgemeinde Bern, Römisch-katholische Gesamtkirchgemeinde Bern und Umgebung.