Category Archives: Europe

Review of “The Earthscan Reader on NGO Management”: The Role of NGOs in Sustainable Development and Heritage Management around the World

This text on NGO management is an edited collection of essays focusing on issues in the goals, efficacy, structure and administration of non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs), and is itself organized in a textbook-like fashion, with an apparent audience of people … Continue reading

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Review of “The Geography of Thought” and its Relevance for World Heritage Management

The fascinating and accessibly-written book The Geography of Thought, published in 2004 by cultural psychologist Richard Nisbett, summarizes the broad-spectrum implications of a number of studies that he, his graduate students, and his colleagues in related disciplines carried out in … Continue reading

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Reblogged: What causes most heritage damage?

What causes most heritage damage? | The Heritage Journal. “A clue…: An interesting English Heritage document, Heritage Crime Research: The Size of the Problem seeks to evaluate the damage caused by various crimes and in our particular sphere of interest (scheduled monuments and … Continue reading

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Theories of Architectural Conservation – or How did we get from what we had to what we have? Few of the old buildings we see around us today are untouched by modern hands. The…

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With the Louvre-Lens, a Curtain Call for the Bilbao Effect

With the Louvre-Lens, a Curtain Call for the Bilbao Effect – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities. The Louvre’s first satellite museum, opening in Lens, France, was initially sought to bring similar effects of economic and cultural revitalization to its … Continue reading

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Branding Bilbao: A Cultural Investment That Paid Off

Branding Bilbao: A Cultural Investment That Paid Off | Pacific Standard Magazine ” Thanks in large part to the media attention it has attracted, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a rare success story for the Spanish economy. June 27, 2012 • … Continue reading

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Guggenheim| The Bilbao museum attracted one million visitors in 2012

Guggenheim| The Bilbao museum attracted one million visitors in 2012 | EITB News Entertainment. – A brief news update about Bilbao’s visitorship. “The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has surpassed the million-visitor mark this year, a number it had not reached since 2007, the … Continue reading

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Reblogged: Damage and Desecration: More education needed?

Damage and Desecration: More education needed? « The Heritage Journal. “Desecration is a powerful word. The Oxford Dictionary suggests two main meanings of the verb ‘to desecrate’ – to treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect, or to spoil (something … Continue reading

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Reblogged: “Culture Shutdown” in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Culture Shutdown? A Plea for Museums, Galleries, and Libraries in Bosnia and Herzegovina « Jeffrey C. Goldfarb’s Deliberately Considered “On a steamy July evening in 2012, I arrived at the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo for an … Continue reading

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Italy fears for ‘vanishing’ heritage

Italy fears for ‘vanishing’ heritage after arrests over sacking of historic library | World news | guardian.co.uk. “The director of the Vatican Museums has warned that Italy‘s cultural heritage is “vanishing” after prosecutors in Naples said two more people had been arrested on … Continue reading

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