The Wooden Treasure project, which aimed to preserve and promote the wooden sacral architecture of the Carpathians, has held its closing conference, highlighting the impact of its actions. The project was supported by the EU-funded Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020.
The project ‘Wooden Churches – the hidden giants of common tourism destination Carpathians’, was implemented by the Kresy Museum in Lubaczów, Poland and the Agency of Regional Development and Cross-border Cooperation ‘Transcarpathia’ of Zakarpattya Oblast Council in Ukraine. In particular, it focused on ten wooden churches in the Lubaczów Poviat and ten in the Zakarpattya Oblast. Three of them – in Yasinia (Uzhok, Ukraine) and Radruż (Poland) were jointly inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 2013.
The project successfully worked on the revitalisation of sacral tourism in the region, and on improving its image and attractiveness, which is especially important for small but valuable rural centres. During the conference, the project partners presented an interactive map of wooden churches, high-quality visual materials for promotional purposes and a film made as part of the project. The project’s main output was the virtual tours around selected sacral churches in both countries.
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