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25th forum of Mediterranean Maritime Heritage

Heritage harbours, festivals and events with the aim of preservation and promotion of cultural heritage

Betina, June 6 – 9, 2019

 

International Forum of the Association of Mediterranean Maritime Museums (AMMM) will be held in Betina from 6 to 9 June, 2019. Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding is the host of this year’s 25th jubilee 25th, which will also be joined by the members of European Maritime Heritage – EMH at their annual meeting.

Of particular importance are the ports and seaside towns, which are inherently marked by maritime heritage. The ports and seaside towns bear considerable meaning to people, which in their own significant way, are characterised  by maritime heritage. The locals identify with their town’s maritime tradition, particularly their own boats; this is a result of the cultural heritage we see and that they are proud of and want to protect. Resulting from this are today’s great seaside festivals, which fill the harbours and towns with historic boats.

There is a large number of port harbours that have traditional boats on display in their foreground. They represent the heritage and identity of the area they are sailing in, and thus become an important cultural element. They also play an important role in tourism. The topics on how to protect and safeguard the future of wooden boats will be the main issues of this year’s Forum.

The Forum will be attended by a large number of experts from leading European museums, organisations and associations. The arrival of traditional wooden boats from Italy and Greece is announced and for them a free berth will be provided in the Betina port. For participants and Forum guests, a regatta on Lateen sail will be organised and a traditional dinner in the shipyard with the help of the Tourist Board of Betina, members of the Folklore Society Zora from Betina and the Betina gajeta Association 1740.

The programme will be officially announced soon.

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