The final conference of the project with the acronym “Lhi-Lna” was successfully implemented in the 4 Seasons Hotel, Loutraki, in April 6th. The agenda included a variety of presentations emphasizing on the results of the project in Almopia.
Some of the most important results are:
-A data base for the historical heritage of Almopia which presents digitalized historical elements, such as the wood temple of the St.Dimitrios Church in Xifiani, the frescos in three churches of the early 19th century (Analipseos Church in Theodoraki, St. Nikolaos Church in Ano Loutraki and St.Dimitrios Church in Aetochori) and frescos and icons from the Archagelos Michael Monastery.
-A data base for the natural heritage of Almopia which presents digitalized natural elements, such as the bones of the cave bear from the paleontological era found in Loutra (3d scanning), the exhibition of Geology in the Musum of Natural History in Aridea and the flora of Almopia.
-An Art Residency with the participation of artists from both countries which resulted in the creation of original art works for Almopia.
-A digital exhibition of the Artworks including original footage from the Art Residency, interviews of the artists and the artworks in megapixel quality.
-Touristic actions, such as the creation of new thematic routes (Roads of Living History, Roads of Living Nature, Crossroads of History and Nature), which were presented in an original map, a touristic guide, the signing of the routes and 3d views of the sites.
In the conference, presentations were made by members of the Joint Technical Secretariat of the IPA-CBC Programme “Greece-the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and by representatives of the Municipality of Novaci, Overal Lead Partner of the project Lhi-Lna. Additionally, presentations were made by other contributors in the project, like the State Museum of Contemporary Art, the Climbing Club of Aridea and the external experts who are responsible for carrying out the deliverables.
We thank all the people that attended the conference and all the contributors for their assistance throughout the implementation of the project.
We are looking forward to implementing the follow-up project, “Living history, Living nature II” !
The “Lhi-Lna” project team in Almopia