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
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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