Cultural Heritage Project Management 1

Course Description: 

Heritage experts working in the field of research, protection, policy or management at various organizations or as individuals equally need to work in the framework of projects. The main aim of the course designed for two terms is to introduce the basic elements of managing cultural heritage projects in theory and practice. The course is designed by the concept of “learning by doing”: students are expected to take part in a heritage project developed by the Cultural Heritage Studies Program. The team constituted by the participants of the course will go through each phase of project management, from the initiation through the realization of the project to monitoring the process and the result. Standard elements of project management (issues, milestones, stakeholders, strategies, project outcome, etc.) will be in the focus of individual meetings. The first term covers the initiation and planning phase, resulting in a project proposal that will be developed and realized in the Winter and Spring Terms.

Learning Outcomes: 

Participants of the course will acquire a basic knowledge of terms and concepts in project management; familiarize with the phases of project management; learn some of the basic strategies, methods  schemes, tools  used in project management; familiarize with digital applications used in the field of management. develop their skills in proposal writing; gain experience in applying these tools, methods and strategies in practice.

Assessment: 

Regular class attendance is mandatory. An active participation in discussions is required from the students including individual and team work along the tasks related to the project (50%).
At the end of the term, each student have to prepare individually the full project proposal of the common project based on the materials prepared by the group during the term (30%)
Students will have to prepare small individual and group assignments specified at the previous session, each connected to various stages of project proposal development and management (20%).