Professionals in Cultural Heritage Management
The classroom-based phase of the Master’s in “World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development” began this week in Barcelona
The programme, which focuses particularly on the Latin American context, offers a solid training in cultural economy, exploring the economic, social, institutional and legal dimensions of cultural heritage management in depth. The Master’s in “World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development” aims to contribute to improving the management of cultural resources, training managers and other professionals so that they can become active cultural entrepreneurs, promote local development, generate income and create employment, thereby enriching the traditional focus of cultural heritage conservation.
The classroom-based phase of the Master’s in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development (13 January to 4 April 2014) has been launched at the University of Barcelona. In attendance were the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Barcelona, the Chancellor of the University of Turin, and the Director of the ITC-ILO Turin School of Development.
During their stay in Barcelona the students – 20 young professionals in the field of heritage management mainly from Latin America – will take part in courses and seminars given by professors from various universities and prestigious experts in heritage management and development. The programme also features visits to cultural and heritage institutions in Catalonia, as well as a field trip to Paris.
The programme is organized by the University of Turin, the University of Barcelona and the International Training Centre of the ILO in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.