The spirit of the place named Kumrovec: Article about importance of a place of memory in the context of revalorization of cultural heritage

Kulisic, Marija (2008) The spirit of the place named Kumrovec: Article about importance of a place of memory in the context of revalorization of cultural heritage. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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The paper will try to represent the spirit of the place named Kumrovec which happened to be both, an open-air museum of croatian traditional architecture and place where Josip Broz Tito, the president of ex Yugoslavia was born. Because of many political changes that happened recently, the place was changed from the most visited to almost forgotten. The case study that was done in 2004., as an international project between Faculty of Philosophy University of Zagreb, Croatia and University of Bergen, Norway showed that spirit of the place can be switched and meanings multiply but it can’t be dead by request. People and the place itself keep it alive or more precisely phenomenon of collective memory, its tangible and intangible parts. The place stands for reality that is recognized in collective mind, what gives possibility for individuals to feel part of the group and identify themselves. On the other hand users form the place and its spirit depending on their beliefs and values.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Kulisic, Marija
Languages: English
Keywords: historic place; open air museum; spirit of place; place of memory; intangible heritage; Josip Broz Tito
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Kumrovec, Croatia
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2010 07:33
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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