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About UNESCO Chair

The UNESCO Chair of Museology and World Heritage at the Masaryk University has been existing since 1994 and is still the only UNESCO Chair in the world, which focuses on supporting museology. Also still the only UNESCO Chair in the Czech Republic.


Since the 1st of July 2014 is the UNESCO Chair of Museology and World Heritage an independent part of the Centre of Museology of the Department of Archaeology and Museology.


  • is profiled as a centre of thoughts, a place of encounters and exchange of knowledge in the field of museology and related disciplines.
  • implies a narrow interdisciplinary cooperation between individual bodies of the Masaryk University, cooperation with universities in the Czech Republic and abroad and with other professional institutions conducting museological and archaeological practice, so that it can methodically cover the field of theoretical as well as applied museology and the issue of preservation and presentation of world heritage.
  • is aimed at a targeted support of the society-wide awareness of the role which museums are playing in the sustainable development of society, and at strengthening their significance as subjects of cultural and intercultural dialogue and bearers of memory of past generations.
  • is conceived as a centre of professional support to museums and other cultural institutions which are concerned with the phenomenon of cultural heritage.

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