Michał Niezabitowski, the director of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, will give an inaugural lecture at the 11th edition of the Academy of Heritage titled Krakow. The Museum City? He will present a vision of a modern museum and talk about the management of museum institutions with the focus on models and functions of city museums. At present, such institutions play an exceptional function in the tourism promotion and economy of urban centres. Significant is also the role of such museums as important places of the citizens’ encounters with the past and present of their city.
Michał Niezabitowski – graduate of the Department of Philosophy and History at the Jagiellonian University; since 1985 he has worked at the historical Museum of the City of Krakow as a: custodian (1995), the head of the Science and Education department (1996), and the Museum director (since 2004); since 1995 he has been the custodian of museum collections and member of the Commission of the Kościuszko Mound; since 2013 he has ben the chief specialist of management for the PRL Museum; lecturer at the Faculty of Social Communication and at the Faculty of History at the Jagiellonian University; member of the Society of the Lovers of History and Monuments of Krakow, member of “Pro Museo” Society, SMP – since 2008 member of the Board, since 2013 the President of the SMP; author of numerous publications on the history of Krakow; curator of numerous exhibitions at the Museum; author of screenplays; researcher of the history of Krakow, the history of the Church, the development of cities, and the life and work of Tadeusz Kościuszko.