Subject: Heritage institutions
Course: Heritage institutions
ECTS credits: 6
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: Compulsory common core subject
Method of teaching: 2 lecture hours and 1 hour of seminar weekly
Prerequisite: n/a
Assessment: written exam

Course description:
Introductory lecture; The World we live in; The Nature of Heritage (time, history, collective memory, identity, wisdom): Trends and Tendencies – The Present of Heritage; Strategies and sector development; Configuration of Heritage Institutions (museums, cyber – museums, related institutions, heritage industry, entertaining industry, creative industry etc.); Planning of Heritage Institutions; Excellence in heritage profession and how to recognize it; Success of Heritage Institutions; Crisis of Heritage Institutions; Museum Organizations; Museum Fairs; Protagonists; Heritage Communication; Heritage Market; Case Studies; Cyber Museum; Forms of Heritage Communication; Birth of Heritage Professions; New definition of Museums and Heritage Institutions.

Course objectives:
To introduce students with the basic heritage concepts and the nature of heritage institutions, their mission and role in the society, their operation area (especially museums), heritage trends and tendencies in the contemporary society, interrelations within the particular domain, and the economic and social importance of those institutions.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. Lowenthal, David. The past is the foreign country. Cambridge: Cambridge University press, 1985
2. Šola, Tomislav. Eseji o muzejima i njihovoj teoriji - prema kibernetičkom muzeju. Zagreb. Hrvatski nacionalni komitet ICOM-a, 2003 (poglavlje V - Vrijeme za teoriju)
3. Maroević, Ivo. Sadašnjost baštine. Zagreb, 1986.
4. Šola, Tomislav. Nove tendencije u teoriji i praksi muzeja . Osječki zbornik. Osijek: Muzej Slavonije, 1989, 20, 267-275.
5. Hudson, Kenneth. Museums for the 1980s: A Survey of World Trends. Paris. UNESCO. 1977
6. Merriman, Nick. Beyond the Glass Case - The Past, the Heritage and the Public in Britain. Leicester University Press Leicester. 1991.

Additional reading list:
1. Nordstrom, Kjell A.; Ridderstrale, Jonas. Funky Business - Kapital pleše samo s darovitima. Zagreb, Differo. 2002.
2. Landa, Manuel de. Tisuću godina nelinearne povijesti. Zagreb. Jesenski i Turk. 2002.