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Walking around the globe. The story of 4 young Romanians who took up the contest to walk the globe and their 497 pairs of peasant sandals

Romania

Project Facts

Project objective: Cultural heritage restored, renovated and protected
Project promoter: Buzau County Museum
Type of institution: Other
Project number: RO12-0026
Target group(s): Researchers or scientists,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 77,224
Final project costs: € 65,455
From EEA Grants: € 55,637
The project is carried out in: Buzău

Summary of project results

 

The project addressed the need to preserve, restore and promote the tangible and intangible cultural heritage and contributed to the preservation of 2 crafts on the verge of extinction – manufacturing peasant footwear and sewing traditional shirts. A cultural space has been created in the city of Buzău designed to host a collection which is unique in Romania, composed of cultural goods related to globe-trotter Dumitru Dan and his journey on foot around the world. The results of the project include: 1 scientific study, 2 databases, 1 catalogue of the collection in printed, 677 digitalized and preserved assets, 136 restored assets, 120 exhibited assets, 14 crafts workshops organized, 497 pairs of peasant footwear created, 2 traditional shirts recreated, 3 cultural games (1 digital and 2 electronic), 1 permanent bilingual exhibition. The project activities included the organization of crafts workshops for Roma children and socially-assisted children.

 


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