There is a shared heritage and culture to eating and drinking, it’s something that everyone does from Britain to Belgium, Slovakia and Slovenia and appropriately to Hungary! Each country that’s involved in the project will have its own customs, festive and seasonal foods and dishes but they all come back to the idea of celebration, something we all do at various times throughout the year. Hopefully it will be easy to identify with project partners and learn about these different customs and traditions.
The Europeana Food and Drink programme is all about finding new ways for individuals, companies and museums and galleries to engage with one another to raise the profile of digital heritage. Here in Wolverhampton we are supplying 500 digital records to the Europeana Food and Drink project, including high quality digital photos. Over the first few blog posts we’ll be talking about the sort of things we’ll be photographing and how we’re approaching it.
Alongside this we are also looking for new ways to engage local residents and companies with our digital cultural heritage. We’ve got some great ideas in the pipeline so stay tuned for more updates, ideas and inspiration.
If you work in the food and drink industry or the cultural sector and want to get involved please drop me a line. I’d love to hear any ideas that you may have about the project or ways of engaging new organisations with the galleries, museums and archives of this great city.