Common Cultural Connections

Maritime Archaeology Trust

Cooperation Projects

England

2014

Total project grant (euros)

191,873

Percentage of budget funded

60

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

Culture

Call number

EAC/S16/2013

Project date

1 Oct 2014 - 1 Apr 2016

Number of partners in project

3

Lead organisation

Maritime Archaeology Trust

Partners

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France;

Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

The Common Cultural Connections project will develop and deliver an innovative mobile exhibition on our shared cultural heritage, focussing on archaeological evidence from coastal and marine sites. Our coastlines and waters are rich in sites of national and international interest, from unique submerged landscapes providing evidence from a time when the UK and Europe were linked, to shipwrecks, harbours and ports containing evidence of trade and networks between the partner countries. Due to their nature, however, such sites can often be overlooked as ‘out of sight, out of mind’. The project will work to raise the profile of this unique and finite resource, encouraging people to become more involved in their cultural heritage.

The project is being led by the Maritime Archaeology Trust (MAT) based in the UK, partnering with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France and the University of Cantabria in Spain. All partners have experience in cultural heritage, education and outreach and have worked on several collaborative European projects. The project will be delivered through the MAT’s Discovery Bus to engage with new audiences, providing opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to learn about and become involved with their heritage. The Discovery Bus is a mobile resource facility which can accommodate an exhibition including handling collections and interactive audio-visual displays. The Discovery Bus will attend events and open days, and visit schools and groups in all three partner countries; this tour will be publicised online and through social media. Schools and groups will then be encouraged and assisted to communicate with other schools and groups in the partner countries in order to maintain and develop links so they can continue to learn about our shared heritage beyond the life of the project.

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