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Management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites...

01.04.2009 - 31.03.2011

Long-term aim of the project Management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland and Norway is to inspire and initiate direct future co-operation between particular places and institutions from both countries, owing to that potential Polish-Norwegian projects could be created, especially connected with cultural and natural heritage protection, promoting and managing. The project divided into two parts: first – specialist, in frames of which will be prepared and presented comparative studies relating to functioning of monuments protection systems in both countries, as well as ways of their implementation; second – practical, which will be a kind of a platform to exchange information, experiences between persons and institutions managing selected sites and monuments enters onto a UNESCO List, during those two years. Results of that exchanging of experiences and discussions will be published and presented as a board exhibition at the end of realization of the project, is addressed to Polish and Norwegian specialists in cultural heritage protection, but first of all to whole institutions and persons directly engaged in management of monumental stock, especially those inscribed on UNESCO List. Results of exchanging experiences and discussions will be published at the end of the project and also will be presented in board exhibition form. From the Polish side in realization of the project take place representatives from: Krakow, Wieliczka, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska with Lanckorona, Lipnica Murowana and Sekowa. From the Norwegian representatives from: Bryggen win Bergen, Røros mining town, Urnes stave church and Vega Archipelago.

Stanisław Dziedzic

Tomasz Merta

Zofia Oszacka

Management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland and Norway

Collective work

The publication is the result of two-year-long (2009–2011) research project entitled “Management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland and Norway” intended as a platform enabling exchange of experience between Polish and Norwegian experts working in the field of heritage management. The project also created an opportunity to initiate direct cooperation between relevant teams and institutions from both countries.
The Norwegian partner of the International Cultural Centre in this project is Riksantikvaren, Directorat for Culture Heritage in Oslo.
The following criteria have been used in the selection of sites: substantial similarities between the given Polish and Norwegian sites (as defined in the UNESCO Heritage List in both countries) and similar preservation challenges and issues faced by selected representatives. The primary objective of the project was to compare analogous places in Poland and Norway in four thematic groups: 1) urban layouts of big cities, 2) post-industrial heritage: case studies of mining towns, 3) wooden churches, 4) cultural landscapes.
The publication boasts rich illustrative materials.

Table of Contest:
Jacek Purchla, Preface
Enok Nygaard, Preface by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Poland
Tomasz Merta, Heritage – Opportunities and Threats

Poland's and Norway's Stance Toward UNESCO World Heritage

Nils Marstein, UNESCO World Heritage – The Gloobal Strategy and Other Considerations
Bogusław Szmygin, The UNESCO World Heritage List – Concerns in Poland and in the International Context
Piotr Dobosz, Legal Aspects of Heritage Protection in Poland
Anna Marconi-Betka, The Role of the National Centre for Monuments Studioes and Documentation in the Application of the Convention Concerning the Protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage in Poland
Trond Taugbøl, The Ongiong Work for Prospective New World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites in Norway. The Tentative List and Proposed Nominations
Ragnhild Hoel, A Unified Approach to Cultural Landscapes – Interdisciplinary Co-operation
Reidun Laura Adreassen, The Role of Local Authorities and Non-Govermental Oraganisations in the Management and Protection of World Heritage Sites in Norway
Marcin Zamoyski, The Role of Local Self-Government and Gon-Govermental Organisations in the System of Protection Natural and Cultural Heritage in Poland

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland and Norway and Their Protection

Lasse Bjørkhaug, A World Heritage Site in the City Centre – Bryggen in Berger
Per Morten Ekerhovd, Bryggen in Bergen. The Role of Private Ownership and Public Authorities in the Preservation of the World Heritage Site
Kazimierz Bujakowski, Halina Rojkowska-Tasak, Managind the World Heritage Area in Krakow
Lisen Roll, Røros Mining Town and it's Circumference. Norwegian Nomination for Extention of the World Heritage Site Røros Mining Town
Torbjørn Eggen, How Røros Mining Town Looks After Heritage Buildings that have Fallen Out of Use, through a Training Program for Broad Craftsmanship
Zbigniew Beiersdorf, Wieliczka: an Example of Heritage Site Protection in Poland, with a Special Focus on Site Inscribed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural Heritage List
Sjur Mehlum, Kraftsmanship and the Directorate for Cultural Heritage
Zbigniew Myczkowski, Protection and Management of Monumental Wooden Churchies of Małopolska District Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
Rita Johansen, Vega World Heritage: the Designation Process, Present Organisation, Future Plans and Possibilities
Aleksander Böhm, Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Poland: a Case Study of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska


Trond Taugbøl, A Multidimensional Lesson. The Results of the Management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland and Norway Project from the Norwegian Perspective
Jacek Purchla, Norway's Multidimensional Lesson. The Results of the Management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland and Norway Project from the Polish Perspective


Ewa Wojtoń, Workshops in Małopolska District (Poland) and in Norway
Programme of Opening Conference
Programme of Summary Conference
Ewa Wojtoń, Project Summary
Zofia Oszacka, o. Melchior Zdzisław Cichy, Cultural Heritage as an Expresion of Interaction between Man and Nature. A Case Study of Vega Archipelago and Selected Other Sites
Ks. Janusz Kurasz, World Heritage as a Great Responsibility
Ks. Zbigniew Kras, The Need for a New Perspective in Poland
Biographical Notes

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