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Collaborative project with Klaipeda, Lithuania

A delegation from Museum Stavanger (MUST) is this week in Klaipeda in Lithuania to join the final mark for the project "Neringa Fort Conservation and Sustainable Use".

Neringa fort is the only survived example of XIX c. Prussian fortifications in Lithuania. It is a unique maritime cultural heritage building. Since 1979, after the restoration and reconstruction of the fort, The Lithuanian Sea Museum has been established here.

Over 3 decades during which the museum and the fort served the public needs, the buildings and the constructions of the fort strongly depreciated.

The project "Neringa Fort. Conservation and its Sustainable Use" has been carried out by the Lithuanian Sea Museum in Klaipeda since 2014, supportet by the EEA Grants for cultural heritage programme. Stavanger Maritime Museum has been working as partners in the project, where the goal has been to preserve this unique cultural heritage and to involve society in the conservation process and in future use.

Project partners meeting in 2015

Project partners meeting in 2015

In addition, the two museums have made an exhibition about historical contacts between Klaipeda and Stavanger. The exhibition opened in Stavanger March 2016.

The delegation from Stavanger is: Harald Hamre, Bitten Bakke, Siri Aavitsland and Ingrid Tjemsland.