National Day

Culture and the City – The Case of Krakow

4 DECEMBER 2019, 6:00PM
Bahrain National Museum
Free Admission

Culture and the City – The Case of Krakow

by Agata Wąsowska-Pawlik


The lecture will present the strengths and potentials of the tangible and intangible heritage of Krakow, and introduce the municipal strategies that aim to balance the protection of monuments (revitalization projects) and development of contemporary art. The lecture will portray the different dimensions of cultural life in Krakow, in addition to examining the relations between cultural life and the city itself.

In conclusion, the lecture will try to answer a provocative question: are cultural heritage related industries a burden or a capability for the city’s development, especially in the context of its impact on the quality of the citizens’ lives.


This lecture will be conducted in English language.