The project contributes to fulfilling: Promote everyday integration
Sub programme: Kattegat/Skagerrak
Lead Partner: Göteborgs Stadsmuseum
Norwegian Project owner: Larvik kommune
Partners: Gammel Estrup Herrgårdsmuseet, Oslo University, Göteborg University
Project Period: 1 October 2009 - 30 December 2011
Total Budget: 755 058 EUR
EU Grant: 156 616 EUR
Norwegian IR Grant: 149 357 EUR
The title is applied both as an image of something that ties people, ideas and activities together, in terms of communication. Instead of a national perspective the project considers the Kattegat/Skagerrak basin as a centre for transportation and transfer of culture, commodities and industrial products. In this way cultural utterances which appear as regional divergences from a national perspective, are common traits seem from a Kattegat/Skagerrak point of view. The project «The cultural heritage of the Kattegat/Skagerrak basin» promoted the everyday integration through strengthening of the solidarity and knowledge.
The project collected and joined together pieces from the common cultural history of the Kattegat-Skagerrak basin and presented it from untraditional angles and approaches to defined target groups. The project focused on two main areas within cultural heritage:
-common cultural utterances like ideas, conceptions, actions, forms of actions and aesthetic culture
-common development within commerce, business and industry
Meetings between museum professionals, researchers and other partners opened up discussions on heritage and identity and brought them into public space.