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Treasures of Puszta, One Region - One Future (Towns in Puszta)
Start date: Dec 31, 2011, End date: Dec 30, 2013 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Treasures of Puszta, One Region One Future project's core activities on the field of heritage management support the creation of a joint thematic route, its common marketing under the Actions 2.1.2. Its long-term objectives are to develop a long term harmonic and balanced co-operation between the Thorma Museum, Kiskunhalas(BKM-LB) and the Municipal Museum,Subotica (PP1) which promote the necessity of the common heritage management, can raise common responsibility for common natural and cultural values, traditions to develop tourism and can help make the people understand the necessity of building common future. The core activities are: 1:Elaboration of cross-border research, studies and strategies related to cultural heritage and tourism. 2:Enhancing the cooperation between existing cultural organisations, 3:Development of a thematic route networked min.16 sites and organizing events to help market it, 4:Organising and implementing joint travelling exhibitions. Achievements: The Hungarian–Serbian border region shares a common culture and heritage. This project explores the potential for cooperation which the common heritage offers. The Thorma Museum in Kiskunhalas and the Municipal Museum in Subotica jointly promoted the necessity of common heritage management through a variety of well-targeted events, well-attended exhibitions and informative and interesting promotional materials. The project partner institutions, two museums located on each side of the border, realised that common responsibility for shared natural and cultural values as well as traditions can be a solid foundation for the development of tourism in the region. The partners organised an exhibition of architectural and cultural heritage of the towns in the plain – The Cultural Treasures of the Kiskunhalas District and North Bačka. They edited and distributed a well-researched and interesting exhibition catalogue in four languages for various local and international audiences and visitors. In this project, the younger generation and children also had the opportunity to learn about common heritage. The two museums coupled the exhibition with interesting educational and fun activities, for example Game Days for nursery children and schoolchildren. From this material they also arranged joint travelling exhibitions in Hungary and Serbia. The projects enduring result is the cultural thematic route of architectural heritage from Pirtó to Kelebia. They also held a successful conference about Art Nouveau in Subotica, organised lectures about the exhibitions and the thematic route, workshops with the representatives of touristic and cultural organisations. The cross-border project partners found a viable and sustainable way of coupling the regular museum activities, preservation of shared cultural and architectural heritage, with improvement of the touristic attraction of the region. They collected information about interesting and important sites, compiled it into an interesting educational and promotional message, and attracted tourist with it. By highlighting the cultural values the project contributed to increasing income from tourism in the border area.
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