Discover the achievements of the NPA projects

Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

Browse the NPA map of results to discover our stories of cooperation. Pick a dot from the map and scroll down to read  about people who have met similar minded colleagues and together found solutions for their shared challenges.

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St. Catherine´s Church in all its beauty

Involving communities into mapping the cultural heritage sites

The remains of St. Catherine´s Church and the Graveyard from 15th century are the oldest surviving buildings in Killybegs, in county Donegal. But what was once a religious worship, has turned into an abandoned ruin. One of the key aspects of the CINE project was to empower communities to look after their cultural heritage by involving them in the process. In the case of St. Catherine´s church, members of the public and local historical society, alongside with Donegal County Museum and Ulster University, helped to document the site with their smart phones. As a result, using the collected data and historical drawings, the CINE team created a virtual reconstruction of the site, including a virtual tour and a series of 3D scans of artefacts.

Another example comes from Inch Island where CINE prepared a virtual exhibition showing the history of this small island. The exhibition contained documents, pictures, and stories from the private archives of people living on the island, who collaborated with CINE’s team. CINE captured the learnings from working with communities in the Co-production Guide, and in one of the CINE TALKS.

If you are interested in developing a new digital heritage project, check out CINE´s toolkits.

Photo credit and copyright: CINE Project


David Magee

Fort Dunree Military Museum

I found the co-production guide to be a fascinating and engaging tool in what must be a difficult though rewarding field. The research techniques were extremely useful in deciphering reliable and unreliable sources. I was also impressed with the methodology used in the preparation process. What comes across most strongly is the authors love for the project and this is evident in the final product. It's a very effective tool in coproduction or other community projects.