On real sites across Europe, from London (UK) to Tripolis (GR), four flagship pilots will concretize the history reflection framework within CrossCult.
During these pilots, participants will face different types of questions, look at past and present societies with a critical mind, evaluate major events and characters on the grounds of economic, political, cultural and environmental realities.
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Pilot 1 - Large multi-thematic venue
The broad collection of the National Gallery, London (UK), will be used to illustrate the connections among people, places and events across European history.
Pilot 2 - Many small venues
Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Greek small venues, respectively the Roman healing spas of Lugo and Chaves, the Archaeological site of Aquae Tauri and the ancient theatre of Epidaurus are connected in the pilot. It will highlight the inherently cross-border nature of History by engaging people of multiple nationalities in the discovery of connections between their respective bodies of cultural heritage.
Pilot 3 - One venue, non-typical transversal connections
In the Archaeological Museum of Tripolis in Greece, visitors will go beyond the typical level of history presentation (e.g. type of a statue, or its construction date), into deeper levels of reflection, over social aspects of life in antiquity, power structures, etc.
Pilot 4 - Multiple cities, “Past & Present” interplay
Outdoors in Luxembourg and Malta, more precisely in Luxembourg City and Valetta, this pilot challenges the visitors’ current perceptions on migration as a contemporary emotive topic and engages people in exploring the past to understand the present.
Interactive experiences and their narratives are designed around four major principles:
- Raise consciousness about the importance of History
- Tackle the study of History from a multi-faceted perspective
- Approach History not only through the written texts from successive eras, but also through all the traces left by those societies (archaeological remains, iconography, epigraphy, numismatics, architecture, art, etc.)
- Reckon that there are no absolute truths in History, but various possible interpretations of the archaeological remains and contrasting viewpoints