International project "Canepal" - The European heritage of sheep farming and pastoral life

Project objective: to explore, interpret and show to different audiences the value of the cultural heritage related to sheep farming and pastoral life in Europe - past and present; relate it to contemporary social and economic issues that may affect sustainable rural development, including issues of social exclusion; to create an environment for the exchange of experience and to encourage joint activities between museums, researchers and educators. The project addresses various aspects of the heritage and economics of sheep farming with an inclusive approach including crafts, architecture, art, landscape, oral tradition, music, lifestyle, food processing and cooking

Project manager: Hungarian Open Air Museum Project partners: 9 partners with extensive experience in the study of rural culture from 8 European countries, including ethnographic and other museums, universities, research institutes, technology experts, teachers and secondary school students from: Sweden, Hungary, Poland , Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, France, Estonia

Duration: September 2010-August 2014

Co-financing: European Commission under the "Culture 2007-2013" program.

Results: 10 thematic research reports; recipe book; DVD with pastoral music; two international conferences and 6 thematic workshops; virtual museum; an international exposition in Budapest with an overview of the European cultural heritage related to sheep and pastoral life - with a catalog; 7 thematic expositions with audiovisual exhibits - in 6 countries; catalog of documents; educational materials for use in schools, including computer games, etc.


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