KS kultura sjećanja / remembrance culture

Desk research on the status of cultural heritage

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April 24, 2024

Desk research on the status of cultural heritage

As a continuation of work on project activities and results, we have attached 4 case studies in the form of desk research done by project partners: BLOCKFREI, The Romanian Association of Contemporary Art (ARAC), Memorial Site Bautzner Straße Dresden, and Documenta - Center for Dealing with the Past.

All partners prepared desk research on the state of cultural heritage from the Cold War in their respective countries. The research focused on conservation, preservation, memorialization, and national laws concerning heritage protection.

As an introduction to the project "(In)visible Traces. Artistic Memories of the Cold War" done at the kick-off meeting during the February, all partners compiled and presented research containing selected examples of Cold War heritage in their countries. One of the crucial questions was how to deal with current legislative and official laws relating to protecting and preserving memory places, as well as question how to represent future work connected with the specific memorial sites.

In the attachment, you can find a desk research about cultural heritage in Romania, a brief historical introduction to the Cold War in Austria, desk research about the Cold War in Germany with a specific focus on the Memorial Site Bautzner Straße Dresden, and work about prison camp ''Goli otok'' (‘’Barren Island’’) in Croatia.

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