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A new book launched in Croatian for professionals and enthusiasts.

We are excited to share some remarkable news with you! It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the release of a highly anticipated book, which we believe will captivate the hearts and minds of professionals and enthusiasts alike. 

The book, ‘Manual for sustainability of cultural heritage’, is published in the Croatian language and the original title is ‘Priručnik za održivost kulturne baštine’. Its goal is primarily to provide a deeper understanding of the topic of sustainability of cultural heritage so that, among other things, heritage is understood as a significant development resource.
To do that, the book highlights different aspects of sustainability of cultural heritage (economic, environmental, sociocultural, and political) and proposes specific measures and indicators for the sustainability of cultural heritage which may be incorporated into public policies.
Heritage interpretation is dealt within the book from different aspects. Thus, it is considered as a means for ensuring financial sustainability of heritage assets alongside being an important factor for attracting visitors. For example, the book puts emphasis on and proposes design techniques for the multisensory interpretation of cultural heritage, because quality and interesting interpretation is appealing for the visitors, which adds to its sustainability. The same is illustrated with examples of good practice, while the text is enriched with special sections offering advice from case studies. 

Hence, the book will equip cultural heritage professionals and decision makers with additional knowledge and inspirational examples of good practice in terms of interpretation of cultural heritage, but also in terms of financing, marketing and other heritage management dimensions.
The book was originally prepared within the Interreg Europe KEEP ON project, while this version has been extended and adapted for the Croatian market.

The full details are:

Manual for sustainability of cultural heritage (Priručnik za održivost kulturne baštine)
Authors: Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, Dragana Glivetić and Sanja Tišma
Publisher: Jesenski i Turk, Zagreb, Croatia

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Marta Šveb Dragija is a research assistant from the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia. Her main research interest is focused on an interdisciplinary, socio-psychological, approach to the study of experience design in cultural tourism. Marta can be contacted at:

To cite this article:  Dragija, Marta Šveb (2023) ‘Manual for sustainability of cultural heritage in Interpret Europe Newsletter 2-2023, pg. 26.
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