Preservation of Cultural Heritage:
The Role of Museums in the protection, conservation and
management of cultural collections
School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MA in Art, Law and Economy
Dr. Korka, Eleni
This dissertation was written as part of the MA in Art, Law and Economy at the
International Hellenic University.
This Master thesis was created in order to study the importance of cultural heritage
preservation in conjunction with the role of museums in protecting, conserving and
managing our cultural collections as a whole.
This dissertation examines the national, social, cultural and economic heritage aspects
through an extended literature review pointing out the significance of keeping alive
our cultural, natural, historical, architectural, archaeological values through the
management of preserving cultural collections for the sake of our future generations.
How the notion of Cultural Heritage Preservation will affect the future of our cultural
tourism and its impact to our economy? Will the need of ‘
digital libraries’ solve future
problems in terms of keeping our cultural collections in a safe digital place?
From a scientific point of view, the purpose of this dissertation is to advance the field
of heritage science through transdisciplinary research
with the aim to enhance
sustainable preservation of cultural heritage, interpretation and access in service to
the global conservation community.