Management of Cultural Heritage Documents

Teaching Staff: Pavlogiannis Onoufrios-Spyridon
Course Code: ARC020202020202
Alt Code: ΓΠ350
Field: General Core
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Semester: 4th
Total Hours: 3
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Short Description:

Lectures and supervisory tools help students to approach terminology issues, the variations of “Civilization” and “Culture” and the dimension of civilization times and structures too. Basic features of European or non-European cultures are presented and typical structures are discussed (e.g. women position) in order to enhance students' understanding about culture. Historical retrospective and the approach of contemporary cultural heritage content are studied, focusing on terminologies, values, methods and management models. In this context, case studies are organized and methods and models of tangible and intangible cultural heritage management are described. Subsequently, the role of international organizations in the protection, exploitation and finally, management of cultural heritage documents [UNESCO, ICA, ICOM, FLA] is described in this course. Ultimately, the possibilities of electronic and digital exploitation and management of the documents are mentioned.

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The basic aim of the course is to examine the "culture" in terms of historical evolution, its content according to its characteristics and in relation to other human sciences. In addition, this course aims to create appropriate conditions for the approach of cultural management in an interdisciplinary and cooperative way.


Week #1: Terminology issues about “Culture” and its variants - The relation between culture and other human sciences

Week #2: Times, numbers, sequences, structures of civilizations

Week #3: References to European and non-European cultures

Week #4: Affinities, differences and structures in cultures (part 1)

Week #5: Affinities, differences and structures in cultures (part 2)

Week #6: Cultural management - Management of cultural heritage: Concepts, beginnings, species / distinctions, characteristics, stages.

Week #7: Social, economic and cultural reality in heritage management issues - Concerns and problems - New data in cultural management.

Week #8: Values and Models of Cultural Heritage management: Application examples of tangible and intangible cultural heritage

Week #9: International Organizations and Protection matters / Management of Cultural Heritage – UNESCO, World Heritage Sites and Selection Criteria - Greek Monuments of World Cultural Heritage - National Index of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Week #10: Archives and books as cultural management documents- The contribution of information science to cultural management.

Week #11: Special issues of cultural heritage management (e.g. The International Protection of the World Natural Heritage during Warfare, The Convention of World Cultural and Natural Heritage by the General Assembly of the UNESCO Member States

Week #12: Case Study (e.g. "Routes of culture in modern cities as a model and a proposal of cultural management").

Week #13: Case Study: e.g. Mediterranean diet as an example of Greek intangible cultural heritage (UNESCO). Oral history uses in management of intangible cultural heritage.

Suggested Bibliography:
  • F. Braudel, Γραμματική των Πολιτισμών, ΜΙΕΤ 2003.
  • Ι. Πούλιος κ.ά., Πολιτισμική Διαχείριση, Τοπική Κοινωνία, Βιώσιμη Ανάπτυξη, ΣΕΑΒ 2015.
  • Αγγ. Κόκκου, Η μέριμνα για τις αρχαιότητες στην Ελλάδα και τα πρώτα Μουσεία, Αθήνα 2009.
  • Ο. Παυλογιάννης / Π. Γκανάτσιου, Όταν η τέχνη συναντά την ιστορία του αθλητισμού – Ένα εκπαιδευτικό πρόγραμμα για τον Ναυτικό Αθλητικό Όμιλο Κέρκυρας [Ν.Α.Ο.Κ.], Πρακτικά Συνεδρίου «Γέφυρες επικοινωνίας τέχνης και διδακτικής» [Σύρος 10-12/6/2016], Περιφερειακή Διεύθυνση Εκπαίδευσης Νοτίου Αιγαίου, Σύρος 2016 [υπό έκδοση].

Suggested bibliography

  • Α. Νικηφόρου, Ζητήματα Διαχείρισης Τεκμηρίων Πολιτισμικής Κληρονομιάς. Αρχείο Ανδρέα Μουστοξύδη Βιβλία και Καλλιτεχνήματα στο Πετρίδιο Κληροδότημα, Μια Χρονίζουσα Εκκρεμότητα, Βιβλιοθήκη Γενικών Αρχείων του Κράτους, Αθήνα 2012.
  • Η. Deacon., R. Smeets, Authenticity, value and community involvement under the World Heritage and Intangible Heritage Conventions, Heritage & Society 2013, 6 (2), 129-143.
  • Στ. Παπαδόπουλος, Ανθρωπολογικά Μουσειολογικά Μικρά Μελετήματα, Πολιτιστικό Ίδρυμα Ομίλου Πειραιώς, 2003.
  • Oriana Fallaci, Η Οργή και η Περηφάνια, Εκδόσεις Γκοβόστη, Αθήνα, 2003
  • Smith, Πολιτισμική θεωρία, μία εισαγωγή, μετ. Α. Κατσίκερος, Αθήνα
  • Ευγ. Μπιτσάνη, Πολιτισμική διαχείριση & περιφερειακή ανάπτυξη, Σχεδιασμός πολιτιστικής πολιτικής και πολιτιστικού προϊόντος, Αθήνα 2004
  • Burke, “Role scientifique, culturel et administrative des archives”, Manuel d’ archivistique, Direction des Archives de France, Paris 1991, σ. 624- 710
  • H. Gombrich, Το Χρονικό της Τέχνης, ΜΙΕΤ 2012.
Teaching Methods:

Lectures using new technologies / Laboratory methods for work / Case study / Sample teachings

New Technologies:


Evaluation Methods:

Written examination - Written assignment


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