Management of UNESCO Heritage Sites in Poland and Norway

Management of UNESCO Heritage Sites in Poland and Norway

The two-years lasting research project “Management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland and Norway” (April 1st, 2009 – March 31st, 2011) was divided into two parts:
  1. specialist, in frames of which was prepared and presented comparative studies relating to functioning of monuments protection systems in both countries, as well as ways of their implementation;
  2. practical, which was a kind of a platform to exchange information, experiences between persons and institutions managing selected sites and monuments enters onto a UNESCO List, during those two years.
From the Polish side in the project took place representatives from: Krakow, Wieliczka, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska with Lanckorona, Lipnica Murowana and Sękowa. And from the Norwegian side were representatives from: Bryggen in Bergen, Røros mining town, Urnes stave church and Vega Archipelago.

In frames of the project were organized two conferences open for public in Krakow, in ICC seat (in October 2009 and October 2010) and two study tours with workshop sessions (October 2009 in Malopolska Region, and in June 2010 in Norway).

Norwegian partner in that project is Riksantikvaren. Directorate for Cultural Heritage in Oslo.

Aims of the project:
  • to exchange of good practices in management of places inscribed on World Heritage UNESCO List, according to Sustainale Development Policy and Good Management Policy,
  • to create possibilities of making direct contacts and discussions between specialists in cultural heritage management, representatives of local administration, associations and local communities,
to inspire and to initiate direct bilateral contacts and co-operations between institutions from both countries connected with places inscribed on UNESCO List.


Subject matters of the project:

defining of heritage protection’ systems in Poland and in Norway,
functioning of heritage protection’ systems in Poland and in Norway,
heritage protection law system,
functioning and forms of putting into operation of heritage protection system,
public-private partnership and its role in heritage protection,
tourism and promotion,
problems of development in business and investments,
conservation intervention vs. maintaining authenticity of monuments and sites,
sctions for promotion and protection of natural values and forms of supporting it,
possibilities of getting external funds,
active membership in international associations and networks,
co-operation with other listed sites,
co-operation with public administration,
cducation for protecting and preserving cultural heritage,
role of local communities and non-governmental organizations,
forms of activities of representatives of local societies, especially young ones,
heritage and its role in policy of sustainable development and policy of good management,
creative usage of heritage in economical development of regions, making them more attractive for tourists and investors – new places of job, better chances for women and young people,
defining of urgent problems in everyday work.


Final effects of the project:
publication,
board exhibition showing topics presented and discussed during the project.

Both are bilingual.
Each copy of the book is accompanied by a CD with full exhibition material.
Both of them are available in the ICC Science Library and the ICC Bookshop.

Project was supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism
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