From Museion to Ecomuseum. Towards holistic understanding of cultural heritage

Andrzej Kadłuczka


Article draws attention to the evolution of museums from the times of the Antiquity to the present day. The paper recalls that according to researches by historians of architecture that the ancient Museion served as a particular scientific, scholarly and intellectual centre. The modern concept of a museum has reduced these functions, insisting on protection and presentation of the collections. Only as late as at the end of the century a new philosophy − new museology and the concept of Ecomuseum were introduced as a new form of use and presentation of heritage in the transition process taking place in a specific area in the landscape and in the environment taking into account man and his culture as the fundamental factors for sustainable development.

Słowa kluczowe: cultural heritage, monument protection, museology, new museology, ecomuseum, sustainable development

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