project acronym: I am your Guide
project fullname: I am your Guide – History in your Backyard!
lifetime: 2009 – 2010
programme: Life Long Learning – Leonardo da Vinci
email: [email protected]
about: I am your Guide – History in your backyard was an LLP project which had a duration of 24 months and included partners from 6 EU states. The partners were: Het Perspectief – Belgium, Caer Alyn Heritage and Archaeological Project – Wales, CULTURE CIRCLE Full Legal Name KULTURBURO WIEN – Austria, Utenos švietimo centras – Lithuania, CEPAPUB TETUAN- Spain, Acrosslimits – Malta
The main goals that had been set by the partners were: to strengthen the social cohesion of and integration in the neighbourhood by digging in the community heritage and investigating connections with other cultures; to make European citizens more aware and appreciative of culture treasures in their own countries and other EU member states; to create the conditions for building upon the thematic richness and geographic diversity of Europe’s cultural traditions and social identities to promote digitisation at local/regional level
The participants were provided with training in digitisation, dissemination and handling of historical content. These skills were put to use in a practical manner by collecting historical content such as photo’s, films, articles, testimonies of the neighbourhood, digitalising the material and sharing it with the partners. Connections and common aspects were investigated and differences compared. Real and virtual visits, exhibitions based on the collected material as well as visits to performances and museums were organised.