Lublin University of Technology - Monika Murzyn-Kupisz

Politecnivo di Milano

1998, M.A. in Economics, major in European Studies (Krakow University of Economics, thesis on Cultural heritage and the development of a historic city. The case of Krakow)
1999, M.A. in European Leisure Studies (a diploma issued jointly by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Loughborough University, Universiteit van Tilburg and Universidad de Deusto, thesis on Positioning European cities in tourist markets. City images created by tour operators for their customers)
2004, a postgraduate diploma in heritage management (Academy of Heritage, postgraduate studies programme, Krakow University of Economics and International Cultural Centre, thesis on Selected aspects of revitalisation of Kazimierz - the Jewish Catholic district in Krakow)
2005, doctorate, doctor of economic sciences (Krakow University of Economics, thesis on Regeneration of the historic district of Kazimierz in the context of urban regeneration in cities of Central Europe after 1989)

Professional experiences:
Assistant professor (senior researcher) in the UNESCO Chair for Heritage and Urban Studies, Department of Economic and Social History at the Cracow University of Economics (CUE) working for the department since 1999
2000-2009 senior specialist at the Research Institute for European Heritage, International Cultural Centre in Cracow coordinating various international projects, workshops and conferences
Member of ICOMOS Poland (since 2007)
Expert participating in the scientific evaluation of EU co-funded projects in the field of culture, heritage and tourism in Poland (since 2010)
Visiting professor and study visits in Czech Republic (2007, 2011), United States (2010) and Germany (2012)

Scientific interests:
She specialises in research on contemporary attitudes towards, usage and interpretation of heritage, heritage economics, including the issue of valuation of heritage and cultural policy as well as urban regeneration and management of historic cities with a special focus on the multicultural heritage of Central and Eastern Europe.
Author of over 50 reviewed scientific publications in English, Polish and other languages (German, Lithuanian) on the above issues. These include books Kazimierz. The Central European experience of urban regeneration (2006, in English and Polish) and Cultural heritage and local development (2012, in Polish). She is also a co-author and co-editor of volumes Cultural heritage in the 21st century. Opportunities and challenges (with J. Purchla, 2007, in English), Reclaiming memory. Urban regeneration in the historic Jewish quarters of Central European cities (with J. Purchla, 2009, in English) and Analysis of the impact of investments in the field of culture and tourism co-financed with EU funds on socio-economic development of selected municipalities of Silesian region (2010, in Polish, with K. Gwosdz et al.).

Selected recent publications relevant to the project:
M. Murzyn-Kupisz, The socio-economic impact of heritage projects conducted by private investors, “Journal of Cultural Heritage”, vol. 14, no. 2, 2013, pp. 156-162.
M. Murzyn-Kupisz, J. Działek, Cultural heritage in building and enhancing social capital, “Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development”, no. 1, 2013 [article available as the so-called „Early Cite”, forthcoming paper version].
M. Murzyn-Kupisz, Spojrzenie na wartości obiektów zabytkowych z perspektywy ekonomiki kultury (Looking at values of heritage objects and sites from the perspective of cultural economics), [in:] Wartościowanie w ochronie i konserwacji zabytków (Valuation in the preservation and conservation of monuments), B. Szmygin (ed.), ICOMOS, Politechnika Lubelska, Warszawa-Lublin 2012, pp. 135-149.
M. Murzyn-Kupisz, Current trends in the management of cultural heritage, “Culture Management”, no. 4, 2011, pp. 19-29.
M. Murzyn-Kupisz, Sustainable approaches to natural environment and cultural heritage. Two sides of the same coin?, “Economic and Environmental Studies”, nr 4, 2010, pp. 379-397.
M. Murzyn, Heritage transformation in Central and Eastern Europe, [in:] The Ashgate research companion to heritage and identity, red. B. Graham, P. Howard, Ashgate, Aldershot 2008, pp. 315-346.

Scientific experience:
2012-present, research project, grant of the National Science Centre (NCN) on Museum institutions seen from the perspective of cultural economics
2008-2011, individual research project, research grant of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education on Cultural heritage as a factor of socio-economic development. Polish experiences in the transformation period.
2008, member of an international research team, coordinating Polish edition of the project “Urban regeneration policies in Central Europe” financed by the French Agence National d’Habitat (ANAH).
In addition her practical experience in research on heritage includes evaluations of the use of EU funds and the impact of implemented EU-co-funded projects in the field of culture and tourism on socio-economic development.