Dr. Jan Dolak is a museologist employed at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He teaches collection management, management and marketing of museums and history of Czech museums. Dr.Dolak is also a Chairholder of UNESCO Chair of Museology and World Heritage. His interests lie in the fields of museums, cultural cooperation, museum policy, heritage, libraries and archives, cultural transitions and theory of culture.
Previously he was a manager of a number of Czech museums, a member of Executive board of Czech Association of Museums and Galleries, and for two years the President of the Association. He is also a member of the International Council of Museums and is involved in the ICTOP committee and until 2013 has been a member of the Board of ICOFOM. Dr. Dolak organized international conferences and is a member of the advisory board to the journal Museologia Brunnensis.Tags: archive for cultural analysis, cultural cooperation, cultural heritage, cultural theory, Czech Republic, museum, museum policy
ASK Centre (Art, Science and Knowledge) has been founded at Bocconi University, Italy, with the aim of carrying out both theoretical and empirical researches and promoting cultural planning and cultural institutions management activities. The Research Centre is focused on activities and sectors significantly characterized by the relationship between Arts and Economics, and in particular:
- Economics, management, conservation and valorization of cultural goods and heritage, artistic and cultural traditions and productions.
- Economics, management and social promotion of cultural industries, such as publishing, media, and the film industry.
- Economics, management and valorization of leisure/entertainment and tourism activities.
- Urban and territorial valorization (Art cities).
Agencia INOVA is a non-profit institution, based in Portugal, supporting arts, culture and creative industries. Its focus is placed on creative economy, NGO sector, cultual management and cultural policies, as well as, the territorial development. It aims include promotion and dissemination of different forms of cultural expression nationally and internationally; organisation of different training activities aimed at cultural and arts sector; as well as preparation, organisation and implementation of cultural and artistic projects. INOVA is composed of the following strategic units: consulting unit; training unit; information unit; special projects unit. INOVA is the institution responsible for the implementation of entrepreneurship policies in the artistic and cultural sector in Portugal.Tags: arts management, audience, creativity, cultural and creative industries, cultural consultancy, cultural cooperation, cultural heritage, cultural management, cultural policies, cultural tourism, culture and development, economy of culture, EU, media, Mediterranean, Portugal
Costis Dallas is Assistant Professor of Cultural Heritage Management and Advanced Technologies at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University, Athens. He is also Research Fellow of the Digital Curation Unit, Athena Research Centre and Associate Professor of Cultural Heritage Informatics at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. He holds Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Oxford, and has two decades of research and professional experience in the field of cultural management and cultural heritage informatics. For about ten years he worked in the consulting and professional services sector, as a Vice-president and Head of innovation of PRC Group SA, and earlier as Chairman of Critical Publics SA, working on knowledge organisation, digital collections and virtual exhibits projects and R&D work in digital heritage. Since 2003, Costis is the author of the Compendium report on Greek cultural policy published by ERICArts and the Council of Europe. He is also involved with the Compendium authors ‘Enabling Creativity’ Working Group. Dr Dallas served as Special Advisor of the Greek Foreign Minister on information and cultural affairs (1996-2000), Special Secretary for libraries and archives in the Greek Ministry of Education (1996), General Director of the Foundation of the Hellenic World (1994-1996), and Head of Documentation and Systems of the Benaki Museum. He has also been a member of Steering Committees and of Management Boards of major cultural heritage informatics projects such as: Digicult, Digicult Forum, ERPANET and CALIMERA.Tags: cultural consultancy, cultural heritage, cultural management, cultural policy, digital culture/new technologies, Greece
Mark Abouzeid is the co-founder and project manager for the Bedouin Heritage Project safeguarding the ‘Cultural Space of the Bedu in Wadi Rum and Petra’. Trained researcher and photojournalist, Mr Abouzeid has planned and managed field work for the inventorying of ICH in Wadi Rum. He is responsible for definition and execution of the online Living Library of the Bedouin People to be used by Bedouin Heritage Project and other International Cultural Heritage projects. Mr Abouzeid is a regular speaker on the Bedu and International Cultural Heritage work. He has received numerous awards including special recognition by the Italian Association of Professional Photographers in 2008 and a Peace Prize from the Region of Puglia for ‘Nemico Fratello’.
Tags: cultural heritage, cultural policies, cultural research, economy of culture, Italy, Mediterranean
Silvia Avesani is a freelance project manager. During her academic and professional career she has acquired a wide experience in the cultural management field in areas related to organization and coordination, promotion and cultural creation. She has a degree in Cultural Heritage Conservation from Ca ‘ Foscari University (Venice) and has undertaken a Master in Museology and Management of Cultural Heritage at the University of Barcelona. She is the author of five books, and the latest is entitled ‘Centro de la Memoria de Verona’ (2011).
Tags: cultural heritage, cultural management, Italy, Mediterranean, South East Europe
Ludovico Solima holds a degree in Economics from the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ and a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Venice. He is Professor of Cultural Organizations Management at the Second University of Naples. Dr Solima is the author of books ’La gestione imprenditoriale dei musei’ (Padova, 1998), ‘Il pubblico dei musei’ (Roma, 2000), ‘L’impresa culturale’ (Roma, 2004), ‘Culture e territori’ (Roma, 2007), with A. Bollo ‘I musei e le imprese’ (Napoli, 2002) and he has edited ‘Rapporto sull’economia dei beni culturali in Campania’ (Milano, 2006). Since 1996, he has been involved in theoretical studies – through the publication of books and articles – and field research on behalf of public institutions, especially in marketing and visitor behaviour issues.Tags: cultural heritage, cultural research, cultural tourism, economy of culture, Italy, Mediterranean, South East Europe