“Heritage Further Than Tourism” was the title of the second interregional meeting of the MOMAr project which took place as a web conference from 11 to 13 November 2020.
MOMAr project partners as well as stakeholders from the different partner regions exchanged good practices in cultural heritage management across Europe. The presentations also provided an insight on the impact that the Corona pandemic has on the work of the cultural managers.
Fiene Grieger from the Ministry of Regional Development and Transport of Saxony-Anhalt (Germany) presented an example from the “Straße der Romanik” (Route of the Romanesque). Under the title “Jazz-Festival 2020 – Jetzt erst recht” (Jazz festival 2020 – now more than ever) she explained how the Jerichow Monastery managed to host a Jazz festival, which restrictions had to be met, and how the organizers dealt with the challenges that this special situation brought.
Christin Leser, Managing Director of the TRANSROMANICA Association, was invited to share the experience that the network made on the level of European cultural cooperation and how this work was affected by the Covid-19 situation. She gave insight into the work of the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, cooperation with other route managers, the developments related to the IMPACTOUR EU-project and summarized the feedback she receives from members and partners on national, regional and local levels on a regular basis.
MOMAr stands for Models of Management for Singular Rural Heritage. It is made possible by the Interreg Europe programme funded by European Union. MOMAr means providing strategic thinking to the use of cultural and natural resources. The project highlights the existence of territories with problems – depopulation, ageing, no use of resources- whose identity is however marked by a rich heritage, exceptional in some cases – UNESCO heritage – and whose management entities have either not finished defining their models of action in terms of cultural and natural resources or directly borrowed models that do not correspond to the territorial reality.
The press release of the 2. Interregional MOMAr Meeting can be found here.