Project “Bridges to the Future” finalized!

The project “Bridges to the Future – Conservation, Science, Technology & Education in Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina” is finalized on January 31, 2014. The main result of the project is innovative, augmented reality smartphone application that is used on all devices. This model of heritage interpretation is used for promotion of vast cultural and natural heritage of Stolac. Through nine educational activities, the project has increased the capacity in conservation/restoration and understanding of shared cultural heritage. Different target groups have engaged in mapping, imaging and viewing similar cultural heritage examples in the wider region of Stolac and this has encouraged creative thinking and participation in utilizing the potential for wider social-economic development. Through educational workshops, primarily restoration camp, a network of young professionals from all the parts of BiH and the region, has been created. The project has enabled networking among tour operators and local actors in Stolac and Herzegovina region and encouraged new generations to be promoters and guardians of cultural heritage. Stolac has been intensely promoted in the media and among professionals of cultural heritage restoration and preservation from the whole region. As part of the project, promotional material that was developed for Stolac includes tourist map, info stands, postcards, calendar for 2014, info leaflets and brass rubbing models for interactive activities with children. Three cultural routes of Stolac (Children’s’s route, Short Route and Adventurous Route) are new tourist product. More information about the project is available at Stolac tourist web site that was developed within this project.

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