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Established in 1935 by Stoyu Shishkov, the Mu- seum of History in Smolyan is the biggest museum that preserves the signs of the memory of the people inhabiting the central part of the Rhodopes in differ- ent periods of history.
Regional History Museum ‘Stoyu Shishkov’ Dicho Petrov 3
4700 Smolyan
Phone: (+359) (0) 301 6 27 70, (+359) (0) 301 6 57 53, (+359) (0) 301 6 27 27
Fax: (+359) (0) 301 6 27 70
Website: Main contact person: Tanya Mareva
RICHES: Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage and European Society
RICHES is a research project about change; about the decentring of culture and cultural heritage (CH) away from institutional structures towards the individual; about the questions which the advent of digital tech- nologies is posing in relations to how we understand, collect and make available Europe’s CH. Though enor- mously rich, Europe’s CH is often locked away, or crumbling, or in a foreign language, or about a past which to many people seems of little relevance. But this is changing. As digital technologies permeate all of society, compelling us to rethink how we do every- thing, we ask questions: how can CH institutions re- new themselves? How may the move from analogue to digital represent a shift from traditional hierarchies of CH to more decentred practices? How can the Eu- ropean citizen (alone or as part of a community) play a vital co-creative role? How can CH be a force in the new European economy?
Coventry University Professor Neil Forbes Priority Street

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