Västerhavets Kulturarv

The project contributes to fulfilling: Promote everyday integration

Sub programme: Kattegat/Skagerrak

Lead Partner: Göteborgs Stadsmuseum

Norwegian Project owner: Larvik kommune

Partners: Gammel Estrup Herrgårdsmuseet, Oslo University, Göteborg University

Project Period: 1 October 2009 - 30 December 2011

Total Budget: 755 058 EUR

EU Grant: 156 616 EUR

Norwegian IR Grant: 149 357 EUR

Project Coordinator: Maria Forneheim

E-mail: Maria.forneheim@kultur.goteborg.se

Phone: +46 (0)31 368 36 00

Website: www.vasterhavetskulturarv.info

The title is applied both as an image of something that ties people, ideas and activities together, in terms of communication. Instead of a national perspective the project considers the Kattegat/Skagerrak basin as a centre for transportation and transfer of culture, commodities and industrial products. In this way cultural utterances which appear as regional divergences from a national perspective, are common traits seem from a Kattegat/Skagerrak point of view. The project «The cultural heritage of the Kattegat/Skagerrak basin» promoted the everyday integration through strengthening of the solidarity and knowledge.

The project collected and joined together pieces from the common cultural history of the Kattegat-Skagerrak basin and presented it from untraditional angles and approaches to defined target groups. The project focused on two main areas within cultural heritage:

-common cultural utterances like ideas, conceptions, actions, forms of actions and aesthetic culture 

-common development within commerce, business and industry

Meetings between museum professionals, researchers and other partners opened up discussions on heritage and identity and brought them into public space.

Project Coordinator

Maria Forneheim


+46 (0)31 368 36 00