Study programmes / C-RD Regional Development / Cultural heritage
Course code:KD
Course title in language of instruction:Kulturní dědictví
Course title in Czech:Kulturní dědictví
Course title in English:Cultural heritage
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 14/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FRDIS
Name of lecturer:PhDr. Jan Dolák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Mgr. Miroslav Horák, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Vlastimil Sochor (lecturer)
Aims of the course:To familiarize students with different kinds of cultural heritage, creation, mediation, preservation and exploitation of cultural and natural values, with the jurisprudence as a tool of the maintenance of the culture heritage, management and presentation of the cultural heritage, with the historical development of the maintenance of the cultural heritage, foreign approach to the protection of the cultural heritage and its presentation and with the relationship between the culture and the economics.
Course contents:
1.Culture and cultural heritage. (allowance 2/0)
a.Basic terms and approaches.
b.Theory of anthropogenesis.
c.Creation, mediation, preservation and utilization of cultural and natural values.

2.Morphology of culture. (allowance 2/0)
a.Cultural specifics.
b.Cultural universals.
c.Cultural areas.

3.Introduction to the history of European culture. (allowance 2/0)
a.History of art.
b.Excursion into environmental science.
c.Theory of perception.

4.History of the maintenance of cultural heritage. (allowance 2/0)
a.Origins of the museology.
b.Development of the methodology.

5.Management and presentation of the cultural heritage. (allowance 2/0)
a.Origins of collecting and documentation of the cultural heritage, establishment of scientific and research institutions and museums.
b.Museums and galleries.

6.Cultural change, innovation and culture shock. (allowance 2/0)
a.Unilinear and multilinear evolutionary theories.

7.Foreign approaches to the protection of the cultural heritage and its presentation. (allowance 2/0)
a.Selected examples from the Americas, Africa and Asia.

8.Local and regional culture in the Czech Republic. (allowance 2/0)
a.Cultural space, cultural policies.
b.Examples of marking of sociocultural, ethnographic and cultural regions.
c.Local tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
d.Annual customs.
e.Intangible cultural heritage inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

9.Threats for the cultural and natural heritage, problems of the current maintenance of the cultural heritage and museology. (allowance 2/0)
a.The importance of conservation.
b.Methods and trends in the preservation of monuments, the rise of modern conservation.
c.Points of disagreement in the Czech Heritage Act.

10.Cultural heritage as part of tourism. (allowance 2/0)
11.Appropriation of culture and the disappearance of indigenous knowledge systems. (allowance 2/0)
12.Protection of intellectual property rights and legal issues associated with the care of cultural heritage. (allowance 2/0)
13.Excusion. (allowance 0/12)
a.Visit of selected cultural sites.

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ethical commitment

Specific competences:
-Ability of orientation in basic legislation standards as a tool of care for cultural heritage.
-Ability of orientation in marketing and management of cultural heritage and their possible use in real life.
-Knowledge of the programmes of the Ministry of Culture protecting the cultural heritage and their implementation.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:2 running e-tests, semestral paper (5 pp.), compulsory excursion, final e-test.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h14 h
     practice12 h0 h
     consultation24 h0 h
     preparation for exam22 h58 h
     preparation for regular testing20 h20 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h20 h
Total112 h112 h

Basic reading list
  • BREŠOVÁ, J. -- HORÁK, M. -- SOCHOR, V. -- HOFMANN, D. Kulturní dědictví. Brno: Mendelova univezita v Brně, 2013. 152 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-752-6.
Recommended reading list
  • JOHNOVÁ, R. Marketing kulturního dědictví a umění. Art marketing v praxi. Praha: Grada, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2724-0.
  • KESNER, L. Marketing a management muzeí a památek. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005. 304 p.
  • PATOČKA, J. -- HEŘMANOVÁ, E. Lokální a regionální kultura v České republice. Praha: ASPI, 2008. 200 p. ISBN 978-80-7357-347-8.
  • STRÁNSKÝ, Z. Úvod do studia muzeologie. Brno: Masarykova univerzita , 2000. 169 p. ISBN 80-210-1272-2.
  • POLÁKOVÁ, J. Mezinárodní dokumenty o ochraně kulturního dědictví. Praha: Národní památkový ústav, 2007. 238 p. ISBN 978-80-87104-14-9.
  • JAGOŠOVÁ, L. -- HOLMAN, P. -- DOLÁK, J. Základy muzejní pedagogiky. Brno: Moravské zemské muzeum Brno, 2014. 104 p. ISBN 978-80-7028-441-4.
  • BROWN, M F. Who Owns Native Culture?. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. 315 p. ISBN 0-674-01171-6.
  • SOUKUP, V. Dějiny antropologie. Praha: Karolinum, 2004. 668 p. ISBN 80-246-0337-3.