Łukasz Bukowiecki holds an MA and a PhD in cultural studies. He is a postdoctoral researcher within the Horizon2020 project ECHOES at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Warsaw. His academic interests focus on social construction of heritage, cultural history of museums and urban memory in the Baltic Sea Region. In 2015 he published a book on cultural history and social function of open-air museums in Sweden and Poland Czas przeszły zatrzymany [The past arrested]. In 2019 he defended his PhD dissertation about planned but never opened museums in Warsaw in the 20th century at the Institute of Polish Culture of the University of Warsaw. In the ECHOES project, he participates in the work package on City Museums and Multiple Colonial Pasts.