The National Heritage Institute’s task is, first and foremost, to ensure heritage conservation. To achieve this ambitious goal it is important that not only experts, but also the public at large perceives historic buildings and cultural heritage as something worth caring for and expending effort and funds on.

We thus aim to acquaint the general public with the value and significance of cultural heritage, so that it is able to learn about and understand it. We firmly believe that the path to this lies in knowledge, and so we organise lectures and guided tours, teaching programmes for schools and individuals, children and adults, one-day thematic workshops, and courses in traditional crafts and heritage conservation lasting several months or a year.

We believe that the knowledge and skills acquired will contribute both today and in the future to protecting the legacy of the past, to a deeper perception of the national and cultural identity and to better-quality care of the cultural heritage.

National Heritage Institute’s activities