Objective 6: Record Elan’s diverse cultural heritage ensuring accessibility and benefit into the future

Elan Links – People to Collections

This project has been developed to protect, record and celebrate Elan’s cultural heritage which includes documents, memories, pictures and artefacts.  This heritage includes:

  • Elan’s natural heritage and traditional farming systems;
  • Elan’s built and ancient heritage;
  • Elan’s cultural heritage including our links with Birmingham;


 This project will achieve the following objectives:

  1. Develop an archiving strategy to be agreed by all partners to ensure that heritage items are safeguarded;
  2. Ensure that all pertinent heritage is assessed, archived online and made accessible to benefit our different audiences and their appreciation of Elan;
  3. Provide training for volunteers to learn and undertake a number of aspects of archiving, memory gathering and online collection logging;
  4. Implement an engaging programme of events, including; memory sharing, recording distinct cultural customs, contemporary life and activity;
  5. Develop online collections featuring some of the items from within the partner organisations respective collections.

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