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Learning by caring: Leeds Museums and Galleries Primary School Membership Scheme and Curriculum Planning

Learning by caring: Leeds Museums and Galleries Primary School Membership Scheme and Curriculum Planning

The Leeds Museums and Galleries Primary School Membership Scheme and Curriculum Planning was one of the initiatives presented during a Cultural Heritage in Action peer learning visit in Leeds. It is a symptomatic example of museums’ soft power at work when training the next generation.

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Cultural tourism in post-Covid cities: Towards more sustainable patterns?

Cultural tourism in post-Covid cities: Towards more sustainable patterns?

Tourism is one of cities’ major economic assets. It contributes to the local economy and generates jobs and social added value. But it can also create downsides affecting people’s quality of life, like over-tourism, anti-social behaviours, tensions with locals, pressure on the use of public services and housing prices.

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“I used to live here”

“I used to live here”

The 14 Henrietta Street Museum in Dublin may not be the museum of a house, and may not even be a museum, but it is unquestionably a place that anyone on the path of restoring local cultural heritage has a lot to learn from.

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Cultural Heritage in cities and regions: challenges and trends throughout Europe

Cultural Heritage in cities and regions: challenges and trends throughout Europe

Dive into Cultural Heritage in Action’s latest publication – a digital gold-mine of resources for anyone interested in cultural heritage at local and regional level. This online publication is stuffed with great examples from cities and holds insights on future trends – ways for cities and regions to get ahead of the game and understand the problems that are coming up.

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How to assess the quality of a place?

How to assess the quality of a place?

‘High quality design and well-considered interventions can sustain the life and authenticity of cultural assets and prevent the adverse loss of their cultural significance’. This is one of the conclusions brought up by the Open Method of Coordination group of Member States’ experts focusing on high-quality architecture and built environment for everyone.

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A new dance to old music

A new dance to old music

OPEK is an old customs building in Leuven where different art disciplines meet in dance, theatre, visual arts, music, literature and photography. This heritage building has been repurposed to host around eight cultural organisations that offer performances and participation in the arts.

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Cultural heritage: a powerful catalyst for cities and regions.

Cultural heritage: a powerful catalyst for cities and regions.

In a new publication “Cultural heritage: a powerful catalyst for cities and regions”, we present the key findings from Cultural Heritage in Action. The publication captures the main trends identified during the project (identification of good practices and peer-learning visits) and articulates key learning points, for both policies and projects.

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