The Academy of Heritage is a two-semester post-graduate course in cultural heritage management. The lectures and seminars it comprises cover issues from the disciplines of economics, law, society and politics, which together form the basis for a modern heritage protection philosophy. Course participants acquire knowledge from all the above fields, as well as management, art, architecture, monument conservation, and state policy on culture and heritage.
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. Among our staff members one finds such eminent figures as Professor Jerzy Hausner, Professor Bogusław Szmygin, Professor Stanisław Waltoś, Professor Andrzej Rottermund, Paweł Jaskanis and Professor Wojciech Bałus.
In the first Polish ranking of postgraduate studies in culture management, the Academy of Heritage was ranked second among eleven programmes that were evaluated. The assessment was done by the Polish Portal of Culture Managers in 2007, which took into account factors such as the staff, the curriculum and course fees.
The post-graduate studies Academy of Heritage has received the financial suport of the Kronenberg Foundation
How to apply:
The application package needs to include: a CV, a motivation letter, a copy of the IC, a copy of a diploma and 3 photos.
Further details: sekretariat[at]mck.krakow.pl