Erbstuecke* – Discovering Europe in your Cultural Heritage
A joint project by Goethe-Institut and Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage and throughout the year, the diverse cultural heritage will be celebrated across Europe.
“Erbstuecke” is a digital project designed by the Goethe-Institut and will be organised and realised in cooperation with Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. and in consultation with the German Cultural Heritage Committee (Deutsches Nationalkomitee für Denkmalschutz, DNK) in different European cities and towns. The DNK itself is responsible for all activities of the European Year of Cultural Heritage within Germany.
The aim of “Erbstuecke” is to tell the story of our common roots, of how much of Europe can be found in the cultural heritage of Estonia, Portugal and Serbia for instance. We want to encourage to participate as many people and as many European countries as possible with a variety of their “heirlooms”. Cultural cooperations and influences have constituted the European cultural agenda long before the European Union was founded. Our common European heritage keeps on influencing our lives. “Sharing heritage: where the past meets the future” is this year’s slogan.
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. will contact active and interested Wikipedia chapters all over Europe. Together with these Wikipedia chapters the Goethe-Institut is planning to organise “Edit-a-thons”, research and editing festivals that will take place in their libraries, in partner libraries or GLAM* institutions. (*Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums)