Director of Aquilonis, Predrag Pale, PhD, participated in a State Expert Conference ''European Year of Cultural Heritage'' organized by the Education Agency's Senior Advisers Marijana Češi and Miroslav Mićanović. On February 21st conference gathered around 200 participants in Croatian State Archivesis, mainly teachers of all general subjects, professional associates, educators and principals of elementary and secondary schools of the Republic of Croatia. The conference covered various fields of art (literature, architecture, film, music, art history, theatre ...) and new technologies.
Lecturers were distinguished experts from particular areas whose insights are relevant from a theoretical and practical perspective. Selected experts explore and deal with cultural heritage as part of the contemporary world, perceiving it as the living zone of our lives and societies. Cultural heritage includes a diversity of ethnological and archaeological discoveries, land and water (underwater) sites and communities, art and traditional knowledge heritage, the skills we learn, the stories we talk about (different art practices including language, movement, sound), but also food, clothing, rituals and customs. Cultural heritage is of utmost importance for open communities, which are to shape and structure their own place as part of a much larger entity (culture, civilization). Heritage is equally enrolled in our past, present and future - whether it is marked by our cultural and anthropological insights, new technological (digital) development and conditions, or compared, that it is in dialogue with others. This conference was at the same time about the protection of heritage, its preservation, and the ability to make it alive, present and useful.
While giving a talk on different ways cultural heritage is being perceived (Is cultural heritage expense or an investment?), professor Pale also talked about the current problems of young readers and their reluctance to read classical literary works. He presented the Handbook for RSP readers and offered all participants to join our cause.
* conference description is taken from the event invitation