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Slovakia’s unspoken history – Kathleen Boal – Learning manager – Cullodean Battlefield and Visitors Centre

“Slovakia is an amazing place with a powerful story; a place and a people worth getting to know better.” Kathleen Boal

Svidnik war memorial

In May of 2014 I had the opportunity to participate in an Arch Trip to Slovakia. Arch is a Non-Government Organisation promoting […]
 
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Estonia Report – Joseph Waterfield

“Heritage is not something that should be kept behind closed doors, it is something that should be shared. Folk heritage is valuable for its own sake, but we only protect it by using it, and we can strengthen it by sharing it. Teaching other people our dance moves, helping other people to love our poems.” […]
 
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Islands, Iconic wildlife, Ice roads and Independence

Estonian exchange trip

August 2014

Kirsty Rosie

Highland Council Ranger Service

In this report I will outline the project and my involvement in it, then the timetabled visits and activities. I will then focus on the aspects I felt had most relevance to me and lastly make suggestions for what I can do […]
 
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A JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF STORY

ARCH TRAINER EXCHANGE – CHIST 3 PROJECT TO

ESTONIA 24th – 31st AUGUST 2014

Claire Hewitt Storyteller and handmaker

 

These two old photographs for me tell the heart of our journey through Estonia – meetings with ordinary yet extraordinary people who have faced occupation of their tiny country and yet inspite of this […]
 
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The Humble Masters - folk craft in Slovakia by Helen McCrorie

Helen McRorie A web. Human spun. Intricate, delicate; held together simply, by twists and loops, but mesmerising in scale and complexity. Mathematics made human; like music. Tacked up simply with pins on boards. No titles, no artist’s resume, no exhibition hand-outs. How was it made? Not bobbin; knitted, we think. With a fine silk thread. Working in the round, we think. Too beautiful, far too beautiful… […]
 
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A Country Festival In Rimet, Romania

Festival at Rimet

Travelling to Rîmeţ from our hotel in Aiud took first through the town on a fairly decent road out into the countryside. After only a few miles the road narrowed and became a rough unmetalled road with many ruts and pot-holes. It wound its way up through trees where people foraged for mushrooms, through cultivated […]
 
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Helen Watkins Bulgaria Report

Cultural Heritage Interpretation and Sustainable Tourism in Bulgaria 22nd-29th June 2014 Helen Watkins, Glasgow Museums

The 4am rendezvous at was tough but we bonded over coffee at horribly-early-o-clock in the departure lounge at Edinburgh airport, bleary-eyed but excited about our upcoming adventure. There were six of us, all involved in the Scottish heritage […]
 
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Eastern Slovakia: Stories, Interaction and Engagement.

 

Visiting another country and culture can certainly be an eye opening adventure, but when you get the chance to experience it with the guidance of a local who has a keen and devoted knowledge, there is the potential for it to be an even more rewarding and revealing event. Our visit to […]
 
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Rîmeţ village, Alba County, Romania by Bob Turner

Cooking at Rimet

Festivals for Informal Learning(FILE) Report on visit by Scottish group to Rîmeţ village, Alba County, Romania 3-9 July 2014

Introduction- The aim of this report is to offer some individual insights arising from the above visit that provided many special opportunities for informal learning that could not have been acquired by any means other than […]
 
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Education, Tradition and Culture in Bulgaria

ARCH Trainer Exchange

Funded by Leonardo Da Vinci

CHIST 3

Cultural Heritage Interpretation and Sustainable Tourism

Bulgaria’s Tangible and Intangible […]
 
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