Sustainability of the cultural heritage from the perspective of economic and social
Author: Andrea Štolfová
Address: Provozně ekonomická fakulta ČZU v Praze, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha-Suchdol
Page Range: 66-85
No. of Pages: 20
Keywords: Culture, culture heritage, sustainability, economical impact, social impact.
Summary/Abstract: Support of culture and sustainability of tangible cultural heritage are strongly debated issues due to their economical, cultural and identity-shaping outreach. Culture belongs to public
sector, therefore, is financed from state resources. The question often asked is: Does it make
sense to promote culture? The factual argument about the purpose of promoting culture and its
effects is complex, but it is not impossible. The first part of the paper presents the results of the
economical and social impacts of the conducted research in the field of culture. If we narrow down the view of the tangible cultural heritage protected by the Czech state, we get to 44,000 objects in the Czech Republic that have the status of cultural monuments. With this amount, the state’s financial support is either dispersed to small amounts or it is higher, however, one-off. Therefore, another important criteria for supporting monuments is their sustainability, which is closely related to the functional use of monuments. A significant number of them has lost its original role and it is important to choose a new one in order to preserve the monument for the next generations. The variables that influence the selection of the new purpose of the monuments are discussed in the second part of the article.
Celý příspěvek / Full Text Paper: Udržitelnost hmotného kulturního dědictví z perspektivy ekonomických a sociálních dopadů