ICELAND: turf building, cultural context & practical skills training

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Update 13th January 2021: We are working with hosts to determine possible dates for NET courses in 2021 as soon as COVID conditions allow for travel. The decision of the UK government to leave the Erasmus+ programme will not affect those projects with a signed contract. We will update participants on any new travel insurance and visa regulations.

Participants from the postponed course in 2020 will be offered first choice on any rescheduled courses in 2021.

As soon as we have confirmed dates and details we will post them here and share through our consortium. The proposed course for 2020 is provided below for information. 2021 course content may change slightly due to COVID regulations.

Host: Byggðasafn Skagfirðinga

Course Dates: 31 May to 7 June 2020

Application Deadline: course full

Preparation Meeting Date: 15 May 2020

Aims & Themes: cultural heritage and archaeological context of turf buildings in Iceland; Turf building and restoration skills.

Draft Itinerary:

Arrival Rejkjavik; Settlement Exhibition & travel to Skagafjörđur;lectures on culture heritage management & turf buildings& visit to Skagafjörđur Heritage Museum, Glaumbær Turf Buildings; 3 days practical turf building (this is hard work & messy); Skagafjörđur Historical Buildings tour; 7 Drive to Reykjavik via Ƥingvellir National Park; Depart Rejkjavik

Reports from 2019 & 2018

Click here to download the full NET course list for 2020.

Click here to download the NET 5 2020 application form. (SNH staff are very welcome to email an expression of interest but they must complete their own internal HR process before submitting an application form)

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