Baltic Heritage Network’s summer school Estonian Cultural Heritage Abroad 4: Focus on the Baltics will take place on the 26th – 30th of June 2011 at Kääriku Leisure and Sports Centre.
The Baltic Heritage Network’s summer schools are aimed at those Estonians abroad who are engaged in collecting and preserving the cultural heritage of the Estonian diaspora. So far, three summer schools have been arranged: in Koke 2007, in Käsmu 2008 and in Viljandi 2010.
The 2011 summer school will focus on the collecting of cultural heritage: what to collect, how, from where, for whom and why. These topics were last discussed more in depth at the conference for Baltic archives abroad in the summer of 2006. Has the situation changed since then, and if so, how? What new projects have been started? What new co-operation opportunities and needs have arisen? Since these topics are on the agenda in the Baltic diaspora as a whole, we welcome members of the Latvian and Lithuanian diaspora involved in the preservation of cultural heritage to the summer school on the 29th – 30th of June. Participants are coming also from Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia and USA. As always, the summer school will feature an interesting cultural programme and an excursion to Valga County.
The event is organised by the NPA Baltic Heritage Network in co-operaton with the National Archives of Estonia, the Estonian Literary Museum, the Estonian National Museum and the Academic Library of Tallinn University, supported by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (Compatriot Program).