CH AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES: CH and its changed role

It can be said that at the moment cultural heritage and cultural heritage managers are taking on new roles in a number of European contexts since the heritage management sector – against the background of righteous political claims and political policy documents – are vitalised in a number of ways.

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Despite these positive changes and developments, the situation is far from unproblematic when implementing these ideas in practice within different parts of the heritage management sector. Since traditional values and ways of working (for instance in milieus with a traditional view on cultural heritage) are challenged by new ideas and demands and this process of change is not a simple one. And this is not least since the changes also in some cases lead to new roles for heritage managers where they are supposed to act in a dialogic manner together with the public and not in a solitary monologue.