On Tuesday, January 10th, representatives from the Park of Military History Pivka, director Janko Boštjančič, and curator Boštjan Kurent, conducted an online lecture for second-year students of the Lincoln International Business School at the University of Lincoln, who are taking the module for Cultural and heritage attractions management. The module is led by Professor Alessandro Pesaro, who was also the driving force behind the initial connection between the Park and the University of Lincoln.
The first fruit of the cooperation was signing a memorandum of cooperation between the PVZ and the University of Lincoln on research, museum processing, and representation of historical memory of bombing in Europe. The University intensively cooperates with the institution International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) and recognizes in the Park a partner with whom it would professionally cover the area of Slovenia and also neighboring countries.
As part of this cooperation, the University, for the purpose of projection in the museum itself, has transferred an animation to the Park which shows the bombing by both Axis and Allied forces on a digital map of Europe during the war. This animation was publicly presented in October 2021 during the visit of the then Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Sir Tim Radford, and the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Slovenia H.E. Tiffany Sadler.
The online lecture continues the connection between the Park and the University of Lincoln, which Professor Pesaro, Module leader for Cultural and heritage attractions management, commented on with the following words:
“In 2021, during my visit to the Park of Military History, I was delighted to see a modern, vibrant organisation with a bold vision and an impressive array of exhibits. An international partnership agreement soon followed. I’m now especially pleased to welcome Director Janko Boštjančič as guest lecturer – undergraduate students will benefit from his expertise. I hope that will lead to more opportunities for our organisations to collaborate.”