Location of the initiative:
POLAND - International Cultural Centre in Kraków
Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations:
Time span of the initiative:
Established in 2001, the 1-year long post-graduate studies programme is organized every year. The academic year starts in October and ends in September.
Brief description of the initiative:
The post-graduate studies Academy of Heritage were established in 2001 by the International Cultural Centre and University of Economics in Krakow. Lectures and seminars cover economic, legal, social and political aspects considered a basis of modern heritage preservation philosophy. The students are trained in modern heritage preservation and management methods. The curriculum also consists of field workshops at historic landmarks and monuments as well as field studies of management of cultural institutions. The final circuit seminar will test the knowledge and skills acquired in the course of studies. The subjects of lectures are as follows: Culture and heritage; Legal and economic aspects of heritage management; Culture industries, marketing and cultural heritage promotion; Institution management, accounting and finance; Local administration, public administration, spatial planning. The target group of the study course includes cultural institutions staff, cultural tourism organisers, heritage preservation service staff, teachers, museum staff, as well as investor and owners of historic buildings and places. The Academy of Heritage endows the individuals with background in the humanities with basic knowledge and essential skills in the field of management and marketing of cultural heritage sites and objects. On the other hand, economists, engineers or investors are provided with a unique opportunity to learn about the wide range of our heritage.
The academic staff of the Academy of Heritage comprises outstanding specialists, authors of numerous publications on cultural heritage protection and the revitalisation of historical complexes, as well as directors, curators and conservators of historical complexes and museum collection.
Objectives of the initiative:
- Conducting research on heritage and its various impacts
- Devising new practices in heritage education
- Training heritage professionals
Brief assessment of the initiative’s results:
established post-graduate studies
Dr Michal Wisniewski
Acting Head of the Educational Department
The Academy of Heritage of the International Cultural Centre in Kraków
International Cultural Centre
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