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Frontiers of the Roman Empire – A Cultural Connection Spanning 1900 years in Europe
July 18 - August 10
To mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the North of England Civic Trust (NECT), the UK Co-ordinator, will organise an exhibition at the 12 Star Gallery from 18 July – 10 August 2018.
The Frontiers of the Roman Empire is a historical zone that spans Europe and its 1,900 years history.
Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, it recognises the significance of how an era of profound civilisation shaped the Europe we know today.
As a frontier aligning all in its path – places, people – it brought order and established a symbolic definition of the reach of civilisation. As a contemporary zone crossing the continent and beyond, it now connects communities in a way unlike any other.
This exhibition invites participants to see how the Frontier has been shaped over the last two millennia. The common values expressed through contemporary European culture.
“What joins us is greater than what divides us”.
Illustrating the historical overlay of the Frontier on contemporary Europe the panels will now present the changes in these areas like an imprint of memory on the visible world.