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LLI-350 Development of public services for cultural heritage preservation (DEVHERI)
01.05.2018 - 31.10.2019
Project ERDF Financing: 215406,91 €
Project call: 2nd call
Aim of the project is to improve the quality of the public services of the LOAM and Kuldiga in field of cultural heritage preservation by strengthening the capacity of the personnel and encouraging the cross-border cooperation between two institutions in LT and LV. Project is tackling such common problems as rapidly deteriorating condition of wooden architectural heritage; lack of the understanding of the unique value of the wooden heritage; lack of the knowledge for preservation of the wooden housing. LV and LT have experienced interrupted process of the maintenance of historical buildings that resulted from lack of the private property from Soviet time ideology. Therefore one generation has risen up without knowledge about management of old houses and residents have lost their practical skills. To solve the problems there will be implemented such activities as renewal of the restoration workshop at LOAM; arrangement of the new restoration centre premises in Kuldiga; improvement of the qualification of the restoration specialists by organisation of the international seminars; establishment of the methodological work; development of the new contemporary instruments for the public services. Study visit to Great Britain enable to introduce with high quality public services from the countries with common knowledge about preservation of historical houses through centuries. As a result of the project, there will be improved efficiency of the public services in field of cultural heritage preservation that will ensure preservation of the wooden architecture in cross border countries that is considered as unique resources for the economy of Lithuania and Latvia.
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Phone: 8 346 47233
Address: J. Aisčio g. 2, LT-56335 Rumšiškės, Kaišiadorių r.
24 July 2019
INTERNATIONAL RESTORATION WORKSHOP 2019
INTERNATIONAL RESTORATION WORKSHOP 2019
„The old traditional methods (technologies) used for restoration of heritage objectsׅ”
August 26-30, Rumšiškės
LOAM in Rumšiškės has pleasure to invite craftsman, owners of wooden houses, students and professionals from Latvia and Lithuania to International Restoration Workshop 2019. Workshop will last for 5 days, August 26-30. Program will consist from practical restoration works of the wooden threshing barn and granary, windows, shutter and door, guided excursion, lecture and discussions. Practical works will be implemented at the premises of Lithuanian Open Air Museum in Rumšiškės, lecture will be held at the Research and training centre of wooden architecture, Aristavėlės manor house. Participants will work in mixed groups at the different objects.
August 26, Monday
9.00 – 12.00
Guided tour around the museum (Rasa Bertašiūtė)
12.30 – 13.30
13.30 – 17.00
Introductions of the participants and workshops;
Presentation of the objects, discussion, work in the groups
17.00 – 18.00
18.00 – 22.00
August 27 – 29, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
8.00 – 9.00
9.00 – 17.00
Practical WS with lunch and coffee breaks included
Implementing INTERREG V-A LATVIA – LITHUANIA PROGRAMS 2014–2020 project “Development of public services for cultural heritage preservation, DEVHERI, No: LLI-350” restorers of the Open Air Museum of Lithuania together with their colleagues from Kuldiga Restoration Center (Latvia) have deepened knowledge about the maintenance and preservation of built heritage.
During the study visit to England and Scotland the partners have been introduced with the cultural heritage preservation in Great Britain, the world leading country in this field. Some of the organisations have been established in 19 century and have more than 100 years experience in the field therefore serving excellent examples in management of the cultural heritage. So partners got to know also with high quality public services of preservation of historical houses through the centuries.
The main idea of this study was to get experience in public services delivery on both issues: practical and theoretical fields. The specialists of Latvia and Lithuania gained experience from more qualified specialists in Great Britain (from the museums, SPAB, HE, etc.) as well as they also saw the examples of good practices which they would try to adapt in Latvian and Lithuanian areas. Results of the visit strengthened capacity of two institutions working in field of the preservation of cultural heritage in Lithuania and Latvia.
First we visited The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) in London (https://www.spab.org.uk/). We were kindly welcomed by director Matthew Slocombe and Maggie Goodall Education and Training manager. Here we were acquainted with SPAB activities, heritage management and care. The most important that SPAB approach to building conservation combines well-proven principles with practical repair techniques. Next we visited Historic England (HE) institution (https://historicengland.org.uk/) met Duncan McCallum Strategy/Listing Director and Alexandra Warr Senior International Adviser. HE is public body that helps working with communities and specialists, share knowledge and skills to inspire interest, care and conservation, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us all. In the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, near Chichester (www.wealddown.co.uk), we were introduced by Lucy Hockley, Cultural Engagement Manager to the restoration works, exhibit depository and museum activities. This museum with his structure and sets is very similar with Open Air Museum of Lithuania, has very strong educational approach and good connection with university working with wooden architecture restoration and preservation. During the visit partners from Lithuania and Latvia acquired historical, practical and theoretical knowledge of preservation, management and care of the cultural heritage got know the examples of good practice.
We were highly impressed by Bath UNESCO World Heritage site. The Bath preservation trust (www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/) exists to safeguard for the public benefit the historic character and amenities of the city and its environs. The Trust is striving to ensure the future success of special heritage city through conservation, education and museums. It is independent, funded by public membership, grants, donations and income from four museums that it operates in Bath. We visited two of them, Royal Crescent and the Museum of Bath Architecture, had excursion in the city. In Scotland we visited Edinburg World heritage (EWH) (https://ewh.org.uk/) and Neil Ogilvy International project Officer presented EWH activities. Mission of it is to connect people to their heritage working in the field of conservation by developing and sharing knowledge, setting standards for quality of workmanship, providing advice, promoting research and facilitating the conservation work of individuals and organisations. Very close in the neighbourhood is located SPAB Scotland where we have been met by Lucy Stewart. We were very grateful to Dr. Peter Burman who gave us a valuable lecture about theory and practice in conservation. And the last we visited Scotland`s dedicated building conservation centre based in Stirling – The Engine Shed (https://www.engineshed.scot/). Here you can find everything from advice on how to look after traditional buildings to free exhibits and exhibitions exploring Scotland’s traditional buildings. Here we communicated with Brian Wilkinson from Technical outreach and education team who told us about education and training different target groups. Our journey ended with a visit to the Royal Palace in Stirling and successful trip home.
Implementing INTERREG V-A LATVIA – LITHUANIA PROGRAMS 2014–2020 project “Development of public services for cultural heritage preservation, DEVHERI, No: LLI-350” restorers of the Open Air Museum of Lithuania together with their colleagues from Kuldiga Restoration Center (Latvia) deepen the knowledge of wood mastery during Study visit to England!
During the study visit to Great Britain the partners shall be introduced with the cultural heritage preservation in Great Britain, the world leading country in this field. Some of the organisations have been established in 19 century and have more than 100 years experience in the field therefore serving excellent examples in management of the cultural heritage. So partners will get to know also with high quality public services of preservation of historical houses through the centuries.
The main idea of this study is to get experience in public services delivery on both issues: practical and theoretical fields. The specialists of Latvia and Lithuania will gain experience from more qualified specialists in Great Britain as well as they also will see the examples of good practices which they will try to adapt in Latvian and Lithuanian areas. Result of the visit will be strengthened capacity of two institutions working in field of the preservation of cultural heritage in Lithuania and Latvia.
During the visit partners already visited the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, Chichester, where they were introduced to the restoration works, exhibit depository and museum activities. This museum with his structure and sets is very similar with Open Air Museum of Lithuania and is common with Kuldiga Restoration Center (Latvia) works with wooden architecture restoration and preservation. During the visit partners gain historical, practical and theoretical knowledge of preservation of historical houses, management of the cultural heritage and change the examples of good practice.
Opening of Kuldiga Restoration (Kuldīgas Restaurācijas) centre
On the eve of the centenary of the independence of Latvia, on November 16 Ilze Zarina, head of the Restoration Center, and Inga Bērziņa, Chairwoman of Kuldigas County Council, officially opened the door of the Kuldiga Restoration Center (Kuldiga Restoration Center).
In 2018 – 2019 y. Lithuanian Open Air Museum, in cooperation with the Restoration Center of the Kuldiga District (Latvia), implements the project funded by the Interreg VA Latvia – Lithuania Program 2014-2020, “DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE PRESERVATION” , whose aim is to promote public interest and participation in cultural heritage preservation activities.