The second interregional workshop with study visits dedicated to ‘Industrial heritage Tourism’ took place in Borås on 14 – 16 March 2017, organised by Region of Vastra Gotaland/Vastarvet, at an old industrial site transformed into the Textile Fashion Centre.
In the workshop participated all CHRISTA partners with their stakeholders and policy makers, as well as guest speaker European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage E-FAITH and external experts on the industrial heritage from University of Rijeka, Centre for Industrial Heritage, commissioned by partner European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN).
The first day started with study visits to Gothenburg industrial heritage in the harbour of Gothenburg to see the transformation of the area, from shipbuilding and docks to an area for business, research, education and exclusive residential complexes. This visit was followed by presentation on a platform for cooperation by Tourism Board West Sweden at Gothenburg City Museum, visit at one of the industrial heritage sites flavour mill Melltorps såg and the Limmared Glassworks cultural centre with museum and creative activities, a place which is known as main supplier of the world-famous Absolut Vodka bottle and good example on local volunteers and refugee’s engagement in the operation of the establishment.
The second day started with presentations of industrial heritage assets in 9 partner regions and their best practices in deploying these assets for cultural tourism development and promotion.
External experts, Ivana Golob Mihić and Ema Makarun from University of Rijeka Centre for Industrial Heritage presented state of the art in the in Industrial Heritage for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism by short terminology overview, international associations dealing with industrial heritage, existing charters with tourism aspects, examples of cultural monuments and sites and reuse for tourism purposes. It was followed by presentation on how Rijeka, the European Capital of Culture 2020 developing industrial heritage tourism with conclusions.
Guest speaker, Mr Adriaan Linters, Secretary General of E-FAITH, highlighted industrial heritage with link to tourism at pan-European level, presented work of E-FAITH plan for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
He also presented work of COSME project Genius Loci, which aims to enhance tourism related to industrial heritage and will provide to tourist operators specific tools and methodologies to increase the tourism flow to the industrial heritage sites.
He also provided some recommendations on how to preserve and deploy industrial heritage for tourism including engagement of volunteers.
The working session continued in seven groups that discussed and explored industrial heritage between the participants with focus on the potential for industrial heritage and tourism and cooperation between the actors in the tourism sector.
The day ended with Synthesis and conclusions of the workshop by the workshop organisers
with the contribution of the external expert and ECTN policy advisor.
CHRISTA project is made possible by the financial support from the European Union – the Interreg Europe programme and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The Exhibition "In the Footsteps of Father Matthew and his companions" from Regional historical Veliko Turnovo presents the personality of the famous Revival person Matthew Preobrazhenski. His encyclopedic personality - bookwritter and booksseller, revolutionary, homeopath, doctor, preacher, community and theatrical figure, he was ahead of his time. This monk from the Bulgarian Revival was one of the closest companions and associate of the famous Vasil Levski in his great mission to build the Internal Revolutionary Organization, as a messenger and a member of Tarnovo revolutionary committee.
The exhibition will be in the icon hall of the Historical museum (Burgas, 31 Lermontov St.) from 2 March to 13 May 2017
Visiting exhibition of the Regional Historical Museum - Burgas will be opened on 28.02.2017 (Tuesday) in Community Center "Prosveta - 1927", Kameno on the occasion of the Bulgarian Liberation Day - March, 3rd. The exhibition "Liberation of Burgas region and the road of the liberators under the family name Lermontov" can be seen in the town of Kameno until 7 March.
You've heard of the rich merchants from around the world, who lived in Burgas in the late 19th and early 20th century? They were the owners of the beautiful houses in neoclassical style and Secession, which we see today in the central streets of our city. They were under the influence of the modern European centers - Vienna, Paris and London. The Neoclassicism changed not only the facades of buildings in Burgas but also imported pomp and splendor in the interior.
A peek into the houses of the rich a century ago offers the exhibition "Luxury of XIX century" that will open at 18.00 on February 17, 2017 (Friday), at "Al. D. Kodzhakafaliyata" Hall in Cultural Center Sea Casino.
The exhibition is a joint project of the Regional museums in Burgas and Ruse. It includes part of the exposition "Donated and rescued treasures" of Burgas History Museum. Among the exhibits will be valuable examples of European applied art - a large number of watches, workshops, paintings, mirrors, jewelry boxes, sculptures of bronze and porcelain, seized and confiscated by the Regional Customs Directorate - Burgas in two different attempts of cultural heritage trafficking through the territory of Bulgaria.
In 2016, the exhibition "Luxury of XIX century" received Award for the concept of a mobile exhibition in Category "A joint exhibition."