The role of heritage interpretation in exhibition planning

Nature Park Medvedgrad visitor center exhibition, (Image Inia Herenčić, 2022)


23 March 18:00 CET

Exhibitions are a complex medium of heritage interpretation.
Although historically linked to heritage and educational institutions, primarily museums and galleries, exhibitions have also found their place in presenting a wide range of human achievements and ideas, increasingly outside the traditional cultural sector.

Assembling and running an exhibition often requires a team of experts: curators, writers and editors, architects, exhibition designers, graphic designers and other designers such as IT and multimedia who may be needed to design the exhibition space and design editorial content. Organizing and holding exhibitions also require effective event planning, management and logistics.

Where in all this is the heritage interpretation today and where could it be tomorrow?
Through this webinar, I will try to present the roles and challenges of heritage interpreters in the planning and implementation of exhibitions and encourage participants to share their experiences and insights.

Dragana Lucija Ratković Aydemir lives and works both in Zagreb, Croatia and in Istanbul / Cesme, Turkey. She took her first professional steps in the Croatian Ministry of Culture. In 2005 she jumped into adventurous entrepreneurial waters by founding a small niche company that connects culture and tourism. With her all-women team, she works mainly in the areas of heritage interpretation, museology (ecomuseology), heritage management and the development of sustainable cultural tourism. So far, the team has have delivered over a hundred strategic and interpretation plans, museological programmes, exhibitions concepts and implementations throughout Croatia and neighbouring countries.
Her greatest passion is receiving and sharing knowledge.. Working with local communities that gather to celebrate their heritage is Dragana Lucija’s calling. She is as proud of her European diploma in cultural management from the Marcel Hicter Foundation, Brussels as of her UNESCO fellowship in Poland. Dragana Lucija dedicates her free time to her volunteer work in European NGOs. She is delighted to be a member of the Supervisory Board of Interpret Europe and the president of Interpret Croatia.

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