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Awareness for Passing Down
May 20, 2019

On May 20, 2019, at 12.30 pm, we invite teachers, guides, and museum workers to the presentations "Cultural Heritage of Lviv: Awareness for Passing Down".

Venue: Lviv Tourism Office (Ruska Street 20, Lviv)

Cultural heritage of cities on the intersection of different cultures speaks about preservation, support, and recreation; it is rather about making efforts than taking for granted. What does cultural heritage of Lviv look like in the eyes of those in the field – predominantly, those who work in educational, museum, and tourist areas? Which aspects of cultural heritage of the city need more attention in excursion tours and educational programs? Alla Marchenko presents a range of answers to these and other questions on the basis of the focus group and individual interviews in expert circles of Lviv - for teachers, guides, and museum workers.

At the same time, during the event, there will be presentation of results of the mass opinion poll of Lviv inhabitants about its cultural heritage. Which are associations of average citizens with cultural heritage of their cities when it goes about persons, events, or spaces? What provokes admiration, and what relates to contested and ambiguous emotions? During the workshop, there will be a discussion about the key points important both for experts and broader groups, and about the opportunities to meet the needs of the audience and keep the expert approach in schools, museums, and during city tours.

Alla Marchenko is a doctoral student at the program of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw). Title of her doctoral thesis: "Comparative Analysis of Hasidic Pilgrimages' Effects upon the Local Frames of Memory in Poland and Ukraine". She received her first degree in Sociology in Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. She was teaching there at the Department of the Methodology and Methods of Sociological Research at the Faculty of Sociology, for 9 years. Alla has participated in many international projects, such as the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program in New York University, and doctoral workshop in the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Alla’s recent publications related to the subject appeared in the journals Contemporary Jewry; Discourse, Context, and Media.

The research work is conducted by the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in cooperation with the Ukrainian Center for Public Opinion Research "Socioinform" and is a part of the project "ReHerit: Shared Responsibility for Common Heritage" funded by the European Union.