Piranova – International Heritage Research Centre tackles the issues that challenge the traditional concepts and shape the development of heritage and society. The focus is on heritage and on museums of all types and sizes, which are becoming the key institutions that support the community, promote activism and positive social change.
The following Piranova’s activities are voices of the diverse modern world and agents of the patrons of the world heritage:
- International Colloquiums
- International Summer School of Museology
- Presentations Insights
- Online Library
“Piranova tends to the needs of the professional public: scientists, curators, students, teachers, managers and other professionals concerned with tangible and intangible heritage and cultural policies.
- to create a space for boosting creativity, expanding the knowledge on possibilities and opportunities of new technologies in the field of heritage,
- to listen to each other and hear what others have to say,
- to share the experiences, knowledge and feelings,
- to open the space for the flow of information and practices,
- to build new bridges, partnerships and be present in the international arena.
The colloquium consists of lectures and practical work based on dialogue and the experiences of individuals from different fields of work that also play important role in the activities in the field of heritage. With participants and experts from across the world and within a content-rich programmes, social events, excursions, etc. there are plenty of opportunities to network, mingle and create new ties.
The FSK organised the third colloquium with the International Heritage Research Centre Piranova as planned in view of the changed circumstances. The colloquium titled Polyphony in Museums brought together more than 50 participants from 12 countries.
Due to the travel restrictions in the region the second colloquium organised by the International Heritage Research Centre Piranova under the auspices of the FSK took place online, and was attended by more than 40 participants from 10 countries.
The 13th International Summer School of Museology took place under the auspices of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska, ICOM Slovenia and Centre for Creativity of the Museum of Architecture and Design. It also served as a platform for the FSC to present the new cultural route.
The beginnings of the International Summer School of Museology in Piran go back to Celje when the Museum of Recent History Celje organised different educational and research activities for young people. After 2000 when special museological know-how was more and more in demand within the Slovenian museum community, the summer student museum camps were upgraded into programme of the Summer School of Museology Celje. In 2007 the school moved its activity to the Coast under the auspices of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska.
Piranova – International Heritage Research Centre was established in 2018 as a step forward from ten years activity in the museum and heritage professional trainings carried out by FSK in cooperation with the University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities, European Museum Academy and other partners.