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World Cultural Heritage

Global Development
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

This course focuses on the essential knowledge of cultural economics and cultural policies with the competences needed to design projects in the cultural field. It aims to develop sustainable sound projects designed around a wide spectrum of cultural activities in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries, and tourism.

Course Content

1. Culture and Economic Development

  a) Cultural capital and the theory of sustainable development

  b) The role of culture in supporting local development

  c) Governance and cultural policies in cultural/creative industries

  d) International organizations and cultural projects

2. Project Management in the Cultural Field

3. Cultural Sectors and Creative Industries

  a) Museums

  b) Urban Contemporary heritage

  c) Creative and Cultural industries

  d) Economics of cultural tourism

  e) The global system of UNESCO designations and programmes

4. Tools for Strategic Planning and Evaluation

  a) Frameworks, methodologies and instruments for Strategic Planning and Management


Byrnes, William. Management and the Arts. Focal Press, 2008.

Flew, Terry. The Creative Industries: Culture and Policy. SAGE, 2012.

Hesmondhalgh, David and Pratt, Andy C (2005) Cultural industries and cultural policy. International journal of cultural policy, 11 (1). pp. 1-14.

Labadi, Sophia. UNESCO, Cultural Heritage, and Outstanding Universal Value: Value-based Analyses of the World Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage Conventions. Series: Archaeology in Society. AltaMira Press, 2012.

Paquette, Jonathan. Redaelli, Eleonora. (auth.). Arts Management and Cultural Policy Research. UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Silverman, Helaine. Contested Cultural Heritage: Religion, Nationalism, Erasure, and Exclusion in a Global World. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2011.

Varbanova, Lidia. Strategic Management in the Arts. Routledge, 2012.