Journey to the Beginnings

Journey to the Beginnings


Project Leader: Kulturalis Orokseg Menedzserek Egysulete, Hungary

Muzeul Regiunii Portilor de Fier, Romania

Upravljač turističkog prostora Lepenski Vir, Serbia

Progressione Kulturalis NonProfit Kozhasznu KFT, Hungary

University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Muzej Vučedolske kulture, Croatia

Maximum grant awarded: 200,000.00 €

*This project is co-funded through Support for cooperation projects related to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

Journey to the Beginnings is a collaborative project involving prehistoric cultural heritage sites and museums, contemporary arts and new technologies to rediscover and promote the prehistoric cultural heritage of the ancient civilisations that lived along the river Danube. The main goal of the project is to develop a new interpretive infrastructure for the involved prehistoric sites, their museums and archaeological parks by using cultural heritage as a source of inspiration for contemporary arts and new technologies. The project will examine new ways of heritage interpretation to help enhance public appreciation of prehistoric cultures in all their forms and diversity.

In the framework of the project we are fostering a cross-sectoral collaboration between archaeologists, museum professionals, contemporary artists and IT experts which will result in live performances and a complex Augmented and Virtual Reality based application. The live performances will be celebrations of the prehistoric cultural heritage taking the form of festivals at each site, and the application will offer a sustainable interpretive infrastructure that will develop the visitor experience.

The Journey to the Beginnings project takes on the challenge to tear down the walls between modern and ancient civilizations and connects them with the participation of art and science bringing the audience closer both to archaeology, contemporary art and modern technology.