cultural heritage

Danish Agency for Culture

The Danish Agency for Culture is an agency under the aegis of the Danish Ministry of Culture. It was established on January 1, 2012 by merging three former agencies: The Danish Arts Agency, the Heritage Agency of Denmark and the Danish Agency for Libraries and Media. The integration aims to improve professional synergies, create a greater impact in other policy areas and make it easier for Danish Ministry of Culture to handle future economic challenges. The objectives are:

  • To bolster the interplay among art, cultural heritage, libraries and media,
  • To improve the coordination of national and municipal efforts in cultural fields,
  • To promote the development and exploitation of an increasingly digitalized culture and media landscape,
  • To develop new proposals and forms of communication for citizens,
  • To strengthen international cultural collaboration within all professional fields,
  • To increase cooperation among, inter alia, education, teaching, research, the environment and nature, and business development, including architecture and tourism.

The Danish Agency for Culture consists of four centers; Libraries, Media and Digitalization, Cultural Heritage and Architecture, Cultural Institutions and Operational Support and Arts Funding. It is also an administrative arm of the Danish Arts Council, the Danish Arts Foundation and the Danish International Cultural Panel that dispenses funding for these bodies.  The international collaboration is supported within the areas of:

  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film, Architecture, Crafts and Design
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Jan Dolák

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.

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ASK – Centre for Research on Management and Economics of Arts and Culture Institutions

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).
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Agência INOVA

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.

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Costis Dallas

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.

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Mark Abouzeid

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’.



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Silvia Avesani

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).

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Ludovico Solima

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.

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Cyprus Centre of Cultural Heritage

Cyprus Centre of Cultural Heritage l services are covering the areas of Archaeology, History of Art, Cultural Heritage, and Natural Heritage. The guiding principle of the Centre is that the results of scientific research must not only be promoted to the academic community, but also to the wider public. The activities of the Centre include the restoration, conservation, recording and digital archiving of the artistic heritage of Cyprus,  its study, the organisation of exhibitions , congresses, lectures and scientific programmes. Since 1990 the Centre has collaborated with universities, research centres, municipalities and as well as the church and the government of Cyprus, NGOs and individuals in various programmes and projects. The Centre has initiated various research programmes and projects in almost all areas of its activities, such as prehistoric, classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and archaeology, natural and cultural heritage, conservation/restoration, museology, exhibitions, creation of digital archives, etc.

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Mozaik – fondacija za razvoj zajednica

Mozaik is a community development foundation that provides grants and advisory support for local initiatives throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is focused on local resource mobilization and sustainability of social and economic development through implementing programs that support initiatives in rural communities. The foundation is  active in the areas of cultural heritage, inclusion/social justice and youth, that are used as an incentive for community development. Cultural Heritage programme aims at strengthening the competitiveness of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the sphere of tourism with the intention to initiate and sustain economic growth among Bosnia’s rural  communities.  The ongoing project ‘Crossroads to stay’ (Sarajevo na raskršću svijeta) aims to create a unique,  cultural tourism product.


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