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Principles of interpretation, tourism and heritage interpretation – the experience of Romanian museums

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This paper aims to present a generic theoretical framework of interpretation as field of study, ultimately related to and focusing on tourism interpretation and heritage interpretation. It primarily introduce and discusses the international evolution of interpretaion as field and the pillars of interpretation; namely the priciples of interpretation as firstly introduced by Freeman Tilden. Secondly the paper attempts to analyse to what extent modern interpretation is currently experienced in selected Romanian museums through the means of relevant case studies. There are two selected case studies as significant and symbolic institutions for the Romanian museum network: The Peasant Museum – Bucharest and The Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance – Sighetul Marmației. Thirdly, the paper drafts a broader picture showing on what extent priciples of interpretation and heritage intepretation are familiar to Romanian museums and how much of them are in use.

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Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, 2016

The Night of Museums – a boost factor for the cultural dimension of tourism in Bucharest

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Several media and research sources have recently have flagged a new process of concern to tourism planners in Bucharest. The Night of Bucharest Museums has initially been a quite isolated, museum focussed and rather individualistic event has progressively developed over the past very few years into a cultural process involving several cultural institutions among which museum are still predominant. Most of the participant members into the event have developed complex and dynamic programmes comprising sections of joint institutional events. A brief comparative analysis of this progressive event development also identifies changes in the extent and dimension with particular regard to the tourism development dimension and particularly to the cultural dimension of it. This paper is mainly attempting to answer the question regarding to what extent the public of such event has become tourist. The paper also aims to focus on more specific aspects and issues concerning the main aim by sketching a brief overview regarding the attitudes and perceptions of people regularly attending an event such the European Night of Museums in Bucharest. The paper attempts to determine the profile of participant to such event trying to identify the trends of this event on the Romanian wider market but particularly on the tourism market given the fact that museum visitor are mostly tourists. The study is making use of data collected during 2013 and 2014 editions of the event. The final aim of the paper is to emphasise issues regarding the wider concept of motivation in visiting museums how they are linked with the cultural dimension of tourism highlighting several difficulties faced by a multitude of institutions and how these are attempting to use tourism to overcome problematic situations.

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Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, 2014

Place Branding: A Challenging Process for Bucharest the Capital City of Romania


Marketing places though a relatively new activity has grown in importance as countries, regions and individual destinations such as cities compete with one another to attract investment and visitors. Almost every other region or important city will have at least

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Place branding: a challenging process for Romania


In a world of globalization, the marketing of places has grown in importance as countries, regions and individual destinations such as cities compete with one another to attract investment and visitors. With Romania becoming a European Union country since 2007,

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Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, 2009

Geographic Distribution of Sanitary Resources in Romania and its Consequences on Individual and Public Health

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The paper is aiming to analyze the distribution of sanitary resources in Romania and the consequences of its features on individual and public health. The main objectives of the study are being: to overall asses the sanitary activity in Romania; to analyze through an evolutionary and comparative perspective the Health Care delivery components, mainly the medical personnel and medical units; to identify the territorial inequalities in the distribution of sanitary resources and to evaluate the consequences derived from the present inequalities existing at the level of sanitary resources.

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Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, 2008

Principles and practice of sustainable tourism planning


Full text .pdf This article is developing a theoretical introduction and presentation of concepts, principles and development strategies in sustainable tourism. A detailed presentation of all the theoretical concepts concerning sustainable development and its tourism dimension is included further focusing

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Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, 2007