The modern age, with its focus on issues such as sustainability and inclusion, poses new challenges for leading cultural heritage institutions. To help find new, innovative ways of addressing these in the management of heritage, Quiosq enthusiastically joined the proposal for the Erasmus+ project BACH (Business Acumen and Communication for Heritage).
Yesterday, we were informed that our application has been approved. Quiosq will be part of a major consortium bringing together partners from Malta, the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, and Italy. In the Netherlands, we work together with the Museon in The Hague.
BACH has two main goals: defining a new approach to management in the heritage and culture sector and developing extensive training in this area. The new approach will have to offer a modern balance between socio-economic sustainability and well-being, within the light of connectedness, the propagation of national and European identity, and the appreciation of heritage. The training will be designed in such a way that it can also be used in other sectors.
After a year and a half, we shall present a toolkit/manual. This consists of a collection of methods for generating business ideas and possible strategies for executing them. In addition to the educational experience, Quiosq’s role is mainly in the field of contributing our broad knowledge of the heritage sector and the special aspects of management within it, also from previous European projects in this field.