Cultural activities

Cultural activities in Istanbul

Delegates were given the opportunity to explore Istanbul, to become acquainted with the city’s sights and with Turkish culture. The choices of sites to visit were selected according to the content of the project and the specialist fields represented within it. Visits included:

  • Panorama 1453- Panoramic museum.
  • Sultanahmet Mosque (most of the art works studied during the meeting were seen here)
  • Ayasofia
  • TopkapıMuseum.
  • Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts




Culturell activities in Gozo

A cultural tour was organised.  The highlights of this tour were the following:

  • Dwerja Inland Sea
  • Church of Ta Pinu
  • Buffet at Calypso Hotel
  • Tour of the Citadel in Victoria
  • Seats at the Victoria Carnival judging arena

The tradional carneval  started up 8 of February. We visited the carnveal on  the friday night.


Culturell activities in Ronneby

A cultural workshop with enamel was organised .

At the end of the 19th century the cost for for enamelling had fallen, which enabled enamelled objects to be marketed as consumer goods. Through its dense and easy-to-clean surface, enamelled material became popular for bath tubs and kitchen utensils. In 1884 Kockums in Ronneby began its manufacturing of enamelled vessels.
Nowadays the manufacture is shut down but some equipment remains in the old premises. You can now try to burn the enamel.
We tried to paint and burn the enamel in the old industrial premises and ended the evening with a typical meal, Jansson’s temptation, mature cheese and hard bread.

Cultural activities in Slovenia
Project meeting in January 2014 was held in Idrija. Various cultural activities among others included:
Visit of the first classical secondary school in Idrija and Idrija Municipality Museum.

Visit of the Idrija Lace exhibition in Idrija Lace School, which is the oldest and the biggest lace school in the world with uninterrupted tradition since 1876. Today still educates about 400 children and about 100 adult learners per year.
In lacemaking workshop partners got an experience of making Idrija lace. They all did an excellent job and were so proud of their laces. Our students, skilled lacemakers, took a role of being a lacemaking teachers for our partners.

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Visit of the ”Laufarija” in Cerkno, a group of local enthusiasts who are preserving the traition of making wooden masks for the annual carneval. In the Cerkno Museum we visited a permanent exhibition ”Pust is to blame! A story about the Laufarji in Cerkno.”

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Idrija is a small town, but very important in Slovenia and abroad as mining town with the second largest mercury mine in the world. The mine was working for 500 years. Idrija’s mercury mine along with the mine in Spain’s Almaden has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012. Partners visited the touristic part of the mine.


Cultural activities in Belgium
Friday morning all participants where taken by private cars to the ‘Bobbin Manufactory Jan De Maertelaere’ where teachers and students received a very interesting explanation from the owner himself about all machinery and woodtypes used in the production of bobbins. Jan De Maertelaere conquered the whole lace making world with the little bobbins.
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Jan DM met klosjes

On Saturday partners took the train from Sint-Niklaas to Antwerp: an excellent opportunity to admire the beautifully restored and classified railway station in Antwerp. After a short walk we arrived at the Modemuseum, the famous Antwerp museum for fashion, where a guided tour around the exhibition ‘Birds of paradise’ took place: feathers in fashion or fashion in feathers?


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