Project "The Wooden Treasure. Preserving heritage design future"
Goals of the project:
- documentation and transmission of authentic cultural values manifested in the traditional wooden architecture of Lublin Province and cultural heritage of Norway,
- sensitizing local communities to the problem of degradation of the multicultural heritage of Lublin,
- activation and involvement of local communities (youth, local authorities, teachers, cultural institutions) in the region development.
Description of the Project
To accomplish this project we chose 5 towns from the Lublin Province and 1 from Norway, that will become an object to research. We will make an inventory of the most representative, preserved examples of wooden architecture. Then we will arrange them according to type of structure, function and differences resulting from the influence of the individual cultures and religions. Norwegian partners will provide us with materials allowing to create virtual model illustrating wooden architecture of Larvik in three historical periods.
Polish and Norwegian towns will be reconstructed in the virtual space and together with the historical street layout will be uploaded and made available in the form of 3D models on the website.
Along with the carpenters from Poland and Norway we will conduct an educational seminar (practical and theoretical) for schools on the traditional architecture of Lublin Province. Experts will hold seminars with local government to promote the wooden architecture of the towns of Lublin Province as a valuable part of the local cultural heritage.
Cooperation assumes sharing with our Norwegian partner experiences associated with the documentation of wooden historic monuments and methods for the conservation and reconstruction of wooden buildings. We will collaborate in identifying the similarities and analogies in the wooden architecture of our respective countries, and examine the development of historical building techniques. Thanks to study tours to Norway and around Lublin Region, we will define the extent of towns degradation and learn about the methods of improving the quality of landscape using traditional wooden architecture.
A mobile exhibition dedicated to the wooden architecture in both countries will be created and shown in Poland and Norway. We will organize substantive conference to recapitulate the project (with experts from both countries, representatives of local governments and communities in small towns taking part in the project). The project materials will be published in a book and on the web.
Project Leader: Ośrodek "Brama Grodzka - Teatr NN".
Partners: The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) and Vestfoldmuseene
The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the cultural heritage in terms of conservation and sustainable management. NIKU conducts research and provides specialized services to the authorities dealing with the cultural heritage, public administration agencies, churches, museums, real estate developers, owners of architectural objects of artistic and historical value, as well as international clients. The main specialization of the Institute include: the protection of works of art and monuments of architecture, archeology, cultural heritage of the Far North and spacial planning regarding the protection of cultural heritage in the construction of public buildings and commercial buildings.
Larvik Museum was founded in 1916 to preserve and restore historic buildings in the town. Today it is a part of Vestfoldmuseene IKS (Vestfold county regional museums) and at the regional level it is responsible for the grevskap period, when the counties Tønsberg and Larvik were establishedin 1671 and 1673, Larvik became a center of wood and iron industry that were the most important for the King of Denmark. Ongoing projects: "Palace of the Count" - a project in order to renovate a wooden residence in Larvik, "Cultural Heritage of the West Sea", "History of Larvik" - permanent project carried out by the Museum of Larvik designed to study the cultural heritage and history of the period of Danish rule in the years 1671-1805.
Timing: May 2014 – Dec 2015
Project founded: The EEA Grants and Norway Grants