The Centre was founded in 2013 with a view to carrying out promotional projects, studying and protecting industrial and other heritage. Its additional objective is the seeking of international cooperation, more precisely, cooperation with economic and administrative bodies for the sake of preservation, conservation and purposeful exploitation of industrial and other heritage.
With regard to the organisation of the University of Rijeka, as well as the economic potential of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar and surrounding counties, special emphasis in the Centre’s activities is placed on cultural tourism and the exploitation and protection of historical and artistic heritage.
The core objective of the Centre is valorisation and appropriate presentation of cultural heritage in an interactive, innovative and multimedia-based way. Essentially, it covers several segments of action, among which scientific-research, education and tourism work are particularly emphasized. The Centre also serves as a contact point for the membership of the University in the European Culture Tourism Network.