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WELCOME TO CHAMP’S NEW WEBSITE. CHAMP is the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy at the University of Illinois. CHAMP is a strategic research center dedicated to the critical study of cultural heritage and museum practices around the world. CHAMP offers an outstanding education in these areas with almost thirty faculty members who teach a rich range of courses and conduct research across the globe, including in the United States. More than a dozen graduate students work with CHAMP at any one time, pursuing our interdisciplinary minor in Heritage Studies and the interdisciplinary minor in Museum Studies. CHAMP sponsors lectures, campus and international conferences, film series and other events and it has an active publication program of thematic edited volumes. CHAMP partners with other international heritage centers including Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the Univerity of Birmingham, UK and the Critical Heritage Studies Network at Stockholm University, Sweden. Please explore this website to learn more.

Helaine and Paul