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 on a worldwide scale in the context of globalization. CHAMP has extraordinary faculty strength with almost thirty faculty members teaching courses in our area of expertise. More than a dozen graduate students work with CHAMP, including by pursuing our Heritage Studies minor and Museum Studies minor. CHAMP sponsors lectures, conferences, film series and other events on campus. CHAMP faculty conduct projects around the world, the results of which are steadily published in fascinating books, articles, and technical reports. Since its creation in 2005, CHAMP has demonstrated a sustained commitment to generating and disseminating outstanding heritage education, heritage scholarship and heritage practice. Please explore the left hand menu items for further information about CHAMP. And look below the images on this page to see the events happening this semester at CHAMP.

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Spring 2015 Events


February 18

“Other Monumentalities: Race, Style and National Architecture”
Lecture by Dr. Mabel Wilson (Columbia University)
Knight Auditorium in Spurlock Museum, 4:30 p.m.

April 23

CHAMP Conference: “Entrepreneurial Heritage and the Information Economy”
Location: Illini Union, Room 314
Time: 9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

April 23

"Heritage, Proprietary Imagination and the Knowledge
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Rosemary Coombe (University of Toronto)
Illini Union, Room 314, 5:00 p.m.