Shadows of our Ancestors 2012 has begun. Visit us at http://www.shadows2012.co.uk
Shadows of our Ancestors has been an exciting new project for 2011 with the aim of highlighting the international significance of Scotland’s five World Heritage Sites and leading to five separate events to celebrate World Heritage Day on April 18th.
On the following pages (mainly the project blog page) you will the results of the very distinctive World Heritage Day projects from the five World Heritage sites across Scotland and the remarkable events that all took place on the 18th of April.
World Heritage Sites are described by UNESCO as exceptional places of ‘outstanding universal value’ and ‘belonging to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which the are located’.
Shadows of our Ancestors has been about generating new connections to each of the five World Heritage Sites in Scotland, through the ideas and work of five artists each working with a local group, and ultimately it is about celebrating World Heritage Day.
On the following pages you will find the project’s news as it unfolded and the events that were created as well as background information on each of the five World Heritage Sites in Scotland. On these pages you can find out more about the artists that helped to create our celebratory events on April 18th, along with the ideas that they developed with schools and local groups.