Hertie School opens Centre for Cultural Policy

On 6 February the Centre for Culture Policy will be opened in the Berlin Town Hall with State Secretary for Cultural Affairs, André Schmitz, HAU Artistic and Managing Director, Annemie Vanackere, Komische Oper Berlin’s Artistic Director, Barrie Kosky, and Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum Martin Roth.

Illustration: Roland Brückner

Berlin, 4 February 2013 – The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin has expanded its teaching and research profile with the establishment of a Centre for Cultural Policy. Under the leadership of Sociologist, Helmut K. Anheier, who is also the School’s Dean, the Centre will explore the future of cultural policy from an international comparative perspective and offer courses on cultural policy as part of the School’s master and doctoral programmes. The Executive Seminar, Managing Cultural Policy: Strategic Approaches and Lessons of Creative Cities (6-9 February 2013), marks the beginning of the executive training programme offered by the Centre.

For more information about the Centre and the Opening Ceremony: www.hertie-school.org/culturalpolicy

The Hertie School of Governance is a private university based in Berlin, accredited by the State and the German Science Council. Interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, first-class research and an extensive international network set the Hertie School apart and position it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The School was founded at the end of 2003 as a project of the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major partner.  www.hertie-school.org

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