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European Heritage Volunteers : Training Course 2022: Traditional Wooden Shingle and Thatched Roofs – Sibiu, Romania

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Training Course 2022: Traditional Wooden Shingle and Thatched Roofs – Sibiu, Romania
Sibiu is a picturesque historic town located in Romania’s central Transylvania region. Initially a Daco-Roman settlement, it was re-founded by German settlers in the 12th century who helped grow the city into an important trade center.
Over time, Sibiu continued to welcome immigrants who were instrumental in the establishment of new guilds and institutions. Known as the Easternmost place in Western Europe, Sibiu played a key role in the development of Romanian history and its multicultural tradition. Today, visitors to Sibiu can see this legacy firsthand at the ASTRA National Museum Complex, a modern cultural institution and one of the most important ethnographic museums in Romania.
This year’s European Heritage Volunteers Training Course will take place at two traditional structures belonging to the ASTRA National Museum Complex and will focus on the repair and reconstruction of their roofs. Participants will learn about two types of traditional roof construction – wooden shingle and thatched roofs – and will follow traditional methods using authentic materials to recreate solid and lasting roofs for these buildings. The practical work will consist of preparing materials for construction, crafting wooden shingles and straw bundles, and assembling these components.
The Training Course will take place from September 11th to September 24th and will be led by specialists from the ASTRA National Museum Complex who will also provide information on how traditional materials and construction styles are connected to Romania’s diverse climates, topography, and historical development.
For more information about this programme as well as other courses and projects that will be taking place this year, visit our website https://heritagevolunteers.eu. To sign up, follow the instructions in the “How to Participate” section
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