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
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.Tags: cultural heritage, cultural research, Cyprus
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.
Tags: Bosnia and Herzegovina, cultural heritage, culture and development, South East Europe
Russian Cultural Foundation is the oldest non-governmental organization in the country that provides financial and logistical support to the initiatives of individuals and organizations in the field of culture, art, science and education, and promotes the development of a network of NGOs working in these areas. The major objective of the Foundation is the accumulation of financial resources and funds and their distribution among the projects and programs carried out by private individuals and organisations in the arts, culture and education in Russia and abroad. Foundation operates in Moscow, as well as through branches and representative offices in Russian Federation and abroad. The activities of the Fund are divided into central, regional, international. In 2010 the Foundation carried out targeted activities in eight major areas:
- culture and religion
- culture and development (culture and the state, culture and civil society, culture and identity)
- heritage (architecture, history and culture, natural and cultural landscapes, museums, libraries and archives)
- cultural industries (film, television and radio, Internet, multimedia)
- publishing (publication, dissemination and promotion of Russian books, newspaper and magazines)
- the provincial culture (local and regional cultural projects).
Tags: cultural and creative industries, cultural cooperation, cultural heritage, cultural policy, culture and society, funding, Russia, sponsorship
The Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation of the CIS was created under an agreement signed at a meeting of the Council of the Heads of Governments of the CIS. The agreement was signed by seven CIS states: the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. IFESCCO’s mission is to contribute to the further development of humanitarian cooperation and intercultural communication in the Commonwealth of Independent States in the area of education, science, culture, mass communications, information, archives, sport, tourism and youth matters. IFESCCO builds its project activities on interdisciplinary approaches, looking for comprehensive answers to complex problems pursued through cooperation between CIS countries. IFESCCO is guided by the principles of diversity, equality and respect for the interests of each member country of CIS. The aim of IFESCCO is to serve as an effective mechanism for strengthening and developing humanitarian cooperation both in the CIS general framework and at the level of each member country of IFESCCO. In November 2008 IFESCCO and UNESCO signed a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding Between IFESCCO and UNESCO calling for cooperation between the two organisations in the area of education, science, culture and communications.Tags: cultural cooperation, cultural education, cultural heritage, cultural tourism, intercultural dialogue, media, Russia
Russian Institute for Cultural Research (RIC) is a scientific research institute based in Moscow that conducts research of culture and cultural policy. It has two branch institutes – in the city of Omsk, Siberia, and in St. Petersburg. RIC main research subjects include: cultural history, theory and philosophy of culture and the arts; cultural dynamics; social and cultural problems of Russia; theoretical and applied research in cultural policies; museum research, preservation of cultural and historical monuments and new technologies in cultural field. RIC organizes conferences and publishes scientific works. The Institute also organizes post-graduate training courses (Ph.D. Programmes and doctorates) in theory and history of art, theory and history of culture, museology, preservation and conservation of historic and cultural monuments. The RIC cooperates with foreign research units and international institutions. It organizes scientific conferences and participates in international research projects. The Institute publishes monograph studies, transactions, conference, symposiums and workshop papers, teaching and methods books, reference materials.Tags: cultural heritage, cultural policy, cultural reseach, digital culture/new technologies, Russia
Centre for Research and Consultancy on Culture (CRCC) is a public institution that collects and generates statistical data with the aim of providing instruments for the public and private management of the cultural sector. The centre provides socio-cultural indicators, develops sociological analyses, cultural policy analyses, economic and comparative international studies for the benefit of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and other public institutions.
CRCC main objectives are:
- to evaluate and to predict the cultural needs and the cultural consumption trends;
- to offer specialized counseling and assistance to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage;
- to define and to monitor the public policies in the field of culture;
- to produce data and applied researches for eligible projects financed by the European Union;
- to measure the performance of the cultural sector at strategic level for the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage;
- to evaluate the compatibility between the cultural programmes and their target groups.
It represents Romania in the International Network of Cultural Policies (INCP/RIPC).
The Centre for Social Studies, founded in 1978 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, is a scientific institution devoted to research and advanced training in the area of the social sciences and humanities. Cities, Cultures, and Architecture (CCArq), a research group within the Centre, is focused on the latest issues in studying cities, cultures and architecture and socio-cultural urban dynamics. The research is intended to recombine perspectives from socio-anthropology, arts and cultural studies, architecture to analyze urban lifestyles and means of resistance, socioeconomic conditions of residents, the impacts of tourism, affirmations of cultural expressions, and the democratic governance of cities. Studies on architectural theory and history and on the history of construction contribute to the interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches within this research group.Tags: cultural heritage, cultural research, EU, Portugal, urban culture