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Heritage studies and cultural heritage policies

How do we relate with our past? How do we preserve our past?

How do we relate with our past? How do we preserve our past?

Cultural heritage studies and policies assume the role of discovering, classifying, ordering, protecting, preserving, and even promoting all that belongs to the past. Watch this video to learn how heritage emerges as an area of study and policy regulation along with the great socio-economic transformations that took place from the second half of the 20th century onwards.

You will see that nowadays, cultural heritage policies not only refer to activities and objects of the past, but also of those developed in the present.

Share your own experience! How do public authorities relate to cultural heritage in the country where you live? Do they focus more on the past or do they also recognize and support contemporary culture?

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Cultural Heritage and the City

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