30 years after Radio Free Europe influenced and transmitted the Fall of the Iron Curtain, the Budapest-based art collective Pneuma Szöv. together with KÖME – Association of Cultural Heritage Managers are launching a translocal performative Tv channel project – TV Free Europe in collaboration with various cultural and education institutions of 5 different countries, and with the support of the European Union. Continue reading
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Mainly due to EU structural funds, millions of euros are invested into the field of heritage interpretation across the region. This includes new museums, exhibitions, education trails, restoration and promotion of cultural and natural heritage sites. The effort is often inspired by world-class interpretation projects implemented in Western Europe. New digital media and interactivities are often promoted as the modern way of approaching visitors. Few existing evaluation studies that emerged in the V4 in the recently show that the real performance/outputs of projects and the impact on visitors are behind descriptions in the grant applications. The reason is that projects do not put emphasis on the content development due to lack of know-how in heritage interpretation. Thus, the investments do not achieve their full potential because of missing soft-skills. Continue reading
In Fülöp Goatfarm near the ruins of a medieval church and glass factory we have been renewing the community house that is used by Cultural Heritage Studies Program of Central European University (CEU) and KÖME (Association of Cultural Heritage Managers). We started the work of this season with a four day long construction camp where we and our enthusiastic volunteers made adobe base render on straw insulation. Those who came could move in fresh air, enjoy the nature, experience the joy of building together and serve a good aim besides getting familiar with the eco-friendly ways of building with the professional guidance of Sárkollektíva!
Photos of the camp are available here: Facebook album
KÖME started a one and a half years long project in co-operation with KON-TIKI Interpretive Planning, Training and Evaluation and Budapest Business School University of Applied Sciences (BGE) in December 2017. The main goal of the initiative is to raise the awareness for sustainable development with the help of easily achievable visitor evaluation in the management and development of interpretive sites. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered about Budapest being part of the world heritage? Do you know at all, that the building, historical site or street you just visited or passed by in the city center is part of the world heritage? What does motivate visitors to spend their leisure time here and does the UNESCO world heritage brand play any role in it? By the way: is this brand visible at all?