MVK_25 Chapters from the history of cultural economics and cultural institutions

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Ing. František Svoboda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. František Svoboda, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
each even Thursday 8:00–9:40 N41
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce the evolution of certain segments of the culture in the long term, including their economic dimension, and to introduce students to different ways of thought and policies to cultural activities throughout the centuries and today. The first part of the lectures will take a general form, and various examples from history will illustrate the various possible forms of financing cultural institutions and ways of promoting cultural goods. Second block of lectures will be devoted to different segments of culture and their historical development. The final section connects the historical lessons to the current situation and current trends in specific examples.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the student will be able to: - Defining and enumerate different types of price discrimination and explaining its role in the field of culture, especially in the Opera - Explain the social and economic context of the long-term shift of cultural activities into the public sector - Analyze the causes of tourism growth and its impacts on visited destinations - Explain and justify the specifics of the art market - to interpret the changes in heritage preservation in the context of societal and economic change
  • Introduction The forms of promotion of cultural goods and services
  • Art markets - auctions, galleries, marketplace
  • From pilgrimages to tourism
  • Museums - The Past and Future of History
  • History heritage preservation
  • A handbook of cultural economics. Edited by Ruth Towse. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003. xi, 494. ISBN 1840643382. info
Teaching methods
Lectura class, reading, class discussions.
Assessment methods
The course has a form of lectures. The form of the examination is oral.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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