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Archnetwork Estonia - Traditional handicrafts, modern methods, innovative use of traditions

22 March 2012

Cultural Heritage Interpretation and Sustainable Tourism
Saarema Island - Estonia - 7 - 14 May 2012

The Estonia programme is based on the Island of Saaremaa off the west coast of Estonia. It focuses on how a predominantly rural country with rich traditions in crafts, music and folklore is supporting its unique heritage and preserving its own traditional skills. This exchange focuses on sustainable rural tourism, innovative heritage trails, production of local products and development of traditional craft skills.

Arch provides fully funded study visits for trainers from Scotland's cultural heritage and tourism industry to visit organisations in other European countries to exchange best practice and establish new contacts and partnerships for future cooperation. These study visits are funded by the Leonardo da Vinci programme; the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence are covered by the grant.

Details of previous exchanges are available on the Arch website

For further details please contact Sheila Roberts at

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