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08.05.14
First Welsh Eco-museum being developed on the Llŷn Peninsula

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Bangor University are proud to be part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership in collaboration with Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw.  The project aims to develop an Eco-museum on the Llŷn Peninsula to celebrate the area’s rich heritage with seven heritage organisations working in partnership.  The concept of the Eco-museum has proven popular in other European countries, but this will be the first of its kind in Wales.

The project will build on the success of the heritage work undertaken to date by the Llŷn Landscape Partnership.  Members of the Eco-museum partnership include Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Felin Uchaf, Plas Heli, Plas yn Rhiw, Porth y Swnt, Amgueddfa Forwrol Llŷn and Nant Gwrtheyrn.  This innovative project is going ahead thanks to funding through the Welsh Government’s Technology Strategy Board following initial assistance through WISE Network.

There is no specific model for any eco-museum, the one common element is that each organisation collaborates and shares the same vision.  This is an excellent opportunity to increase the sense of community pride in the Llŷn Peninsula and raise the area’s profile world-wide by making use of social media in an innovative and positive way,” said Gwenan Griffith, newly appointed as the KTP Associate for the Eco-Museum project.

The project will assess the use of digital technologies and provide training to the partnership organisations.  The vision for the Eco-museum is to see an increase in cultural tourism in the area, leading to a year round sustainable tourist industry, which will see economic as well as social benefits.

For further details about the Llŷn Peninsula Eco-museum, contact Gwenan Griffith on post@ecoamgueddfa.org or follow #Ecoamgueddfa on Twitter as @ecoamgueddfa, or use the hash tag #Ecoamgueddfa.