2012 | 1-2 | 73-80
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Od Ośrodka Dokumentacji Zabytków do Narodowego Instytutu Dziedzictwa. Rewolucyjna zmiana czy procesowa kontynuacja zadań z zakresu archeologii?

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From the Centre for Documentation of Monuments to the National Heritage Board of Poland. A revolutionary change or a procedural continuation of tasks relating to archaeology?
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The beginning of archaeology activities in the Centre for Documentation of Monuments are identical with the beginning of one of the most important conservation programmes in the history of Polish archaeology, founded in the late 1970s – the Archaeological Photo of Poland Programme. Due to the significance of the Archaeological Photo of Poland (AZP) programme, it was included within the “Monuments of Culture – the Source of the Nation’s Awareness” programme, thus ensuring its central financing. During this time, the post for archaeological matters, later developed into the Archaeology Department was founded at the CDM in Warsaw. The Archaeological Conservation Studies at the CDM founded in 1987 was the first attempt at training archaeological conservation service staff. Until the 1990s the Archaeological Department of the CDM performed tasks related to the collection, opinion making, and archiving of documentation from Archaeological Photo of Poland (AZP) research and the collection, analysis and archiving of decisions on the entry of archaeological stations into the register, as well as computerisation. On 14 October 2002, the Centre for the Protection of Historic Landscape was merged with the Centre for Documentation of Monuments into the National Centre for Research and Documentation of Monuments (NCRDM). The Office of Research Documentation on Warsaw and Mazovia which was comprised of the Archaeological Research Workshop was founded within the institution, and next, on 24 February 2004, it was extended by the independent Interdisciplinary Research Workshop. During this time, the NCRDM kept a central record of archaeological monuments. After 2004, the National Record, in the archaeological part, was sent to the Centre for the Protection of Archaeological Heritage. The institution was also founded in 2002, as the legal successor of the Centre for Rescue Archaeological Research (CRAR), created in 1995 after the ratification of the Malta Convention. It dealt with the protection and documentation of endangered cultural property, located on the territory of expressway and highway construction investments. On 1 October 2004, the Minister of Culture entrusts the CPAH with keeping of the national record of monuments in the part regarding the archaeological monuments. The merging of the CPAH and NCRDM took place on 1 January 2007. The newly founded institution was called the National Centre for Research and Documentation of Monuments (NCRDM), the Archaeology Department exists in its structure. On 15 February 2008, the organisational regulations were approved and the position of Deputy Director of Archaeology was terminated. The Archaeology Rescue Workshop, a part of the large Monument Protection Strategy Department, was also founded. The present organisational division of the National Heritage Board results from Regulation no. 16 of 6 August 2010. Subsequently, the Archaeological Department was founded in the structure of the Institution to carry out tasks in the area of collecting and disseminating knowledge on heritage, indication and dissemination of standards on the protection and conservation of monuments as well as shaping social awareness in the scope of values and the maintenance of cultural heritage. From 2009, the National Heritage Board has conducted a verification of the record of archaeological monuments. Information obtained during the verification is included in the national, geo-spatial database on monuments created by the National Heritage Board. Tasks in the scope of archaeology activities carried out in the National Heritage Board are a continuation of the actions started by the archaeologists at the CDM.
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  • absolwent Archeologii oraz Międzywydziałowych Studiów Prawa, Zarządzania i Ekonomii na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim. Uczestnik licznych prac i badań przy zabytkach archeologicznych. Wykładowca na studiach podyplomowych „Ochrona i zarządzanie dziedzictwem archeologicznym” organizowanych przez Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa i Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu. Prowadził wykłady z zakresu archeologii na SGGW i Politechnice Warszawskiej. Od 2010 r. zastępca dyrektora NID. Koordynuje prace działów Archeologii, Archiwum i Biblioteki oraz Administracji.
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