Cemeteries as Cultural Heritage: Implementing the Model of Cemeteries-Cultural Heritage as Education Environment

  • Lidija Pliberšek Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe (Bologna, Italy); Pogrebno podjetje Maribor, Cesta XIV. divizije 39a 2000 Maribor, Slovena
  • Dušan Vrban European Cemeteries Route; Kainoto d.o.o., Kočevarjeva ulica 7, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Keywords: cemetery, cemeteries, school, cultural heritage, learning environment, perception


Nowadays we can notice significant changes and variations in dealing with death around Europe which requires adaptation of services that cemeteries provide in their vast space. Providing new services is a challenging management issue that first requires a change in the perception of cemetery away from burial space. Purpose of this paper is to analyse how cemeteries can be used as education environment.

Analysis of cases in 3 cities around Europe provides insights into how a cemetery can become perceived and used as rich cultural heritage learning environment for schools in combination of use of modern IT solutions. In discussion we are exploring the positive effects of this development on cemetery management.


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How to Cite
Pliberšek, L. and Vrban, D. (2019) “Cemeteries as Cultural Heritage: Implementing the Model of Cemeteries-Cultural Heritage as Education Environment”, Mednarodno inovativno poslovanje = Journal of Innovative Business and Management, 11(2), pp. 22-31. doi: 10.32015/JIBM/2019-11-2-3.
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