CROSSROADS – Crossroads in History
The South Baltic Region consists of countries with deep historical relationships (both cultural & commercial cooperation as well as conflicts & wars). It is therefore interesting to see the network of museums from Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Sweden intending to jointly work with innovative historical methodology (Time Travel) addressing the same socio-economical phenomenon -MIGRATION - from the international perspective. This phenomenon has been jointly selected as a result of meeting held within the Umbrella project in Gdansk in June 2018. The partnering museums from Kalmar, Klaipeda, Gdańsk, Gargzdai and Wismar supported by Klaipeda University decided to work further within the project CROSSROADS in HISTORY for better understanding of challenges of modern society in the region through the historical background.
The goal of this project is to promote regional identity through multinational Time-Travel method used by participating museums. The technical work within the project is organized in the two packages: WP3 (Capacity), which intends to increase the capacity of the network and institutions through training on the Time Travel methodology, participation in international workshop on this methodology, training on networking and international cooperation (partnership, budget, reporting, etc) as well as building capacity on international communication; and WP4 (Regional Product), within which it is planned to select a conceptualisation of the Regional Product (MIGRATION), develop the product in each participating museum, verify the outcomes from regional/international perspective and promote the product.
Moreover, the project also brings additional benefits - for the people, as using the common history of the region allows to look at the present and future, and broaden one’s horizons; and also for the museums, as they have the opportunity to increase their reach beyond the borders of their own country. Furthermore, from the regional perspective, projects, such as this, help to bring together the common history and common future of the South Baltic region and help to create a common identity.
Manual introducing the Time Travel method with an example of a lesson scenario and a pilot example Polish version
Find the CROSSROADS Project website here.
01 Jul 2019
30 Nov 2021
Name: Kalmar County Museum
Address: Skeppsbrogatan 51, Kalmar, 39121
Region/Subregion: Småland med öarna
Address: Herkaus Manto st. 84, Klaipėda, LT-92294
Address: Pl. Solidarności 1, Gdańsk, 80-863
Address: Toruńska 1, Gdańsk, 80-822
Address: Beguinenstraße 4, Wismar, 23966
Name: Gargždai Land Museum
Address: Sodo str. 5, Gargždai, 96136
policies, including through sectoral and territorial pacts to mobilise for reform at the national, regional and local levels