Taking effect since 31st May 2012 by the History and History Didactics Department at the Faculty of Education, Charles University there has been established the Centre for Cultural Heritage Studies.
Our mission is to elaborate on cultural heritage studies in order to nurture quality heritage education in the Czech Republic.
First, we cooperate with both lower- and upper-secondary school teachers and pupils in order to explore the ways how to strengthen sustainability of their communities by using the educational potential of cultural heritage as well as partnership with heritage institutions.
Second, we seek to support both the system of in-service training for teachers in cultural heritage studies and the network of participants that will enable them to consult their experience and share good practice (inter)nationally.
- research in the field of cultural heritage studies and heritage education,
- in-service training courses for teachers as well as education and learning officers from heritage institutions,
- co-operation with cultural heritage institution (museums, galleries, archives, heritage sites etc.),
- (inter)national networking in the field of cultural heritage studies, bringing together individuals as well as institutions that are interested in cultural heritage management, interpretation and education.