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Frontiers of the Roman Empire – A Cultural Connection Spanning 1900 years in Europe

To mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the North of England Civic Trust (NECT), the UK Co-ordinator, has organised an exhibition at the 12 Star Gallery.

On Tuesday the 17th of July a special preview was held in celebration of uniting the various specialists from across Europe to create this magnificent piece.

Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Frontier of the Roman Empire is recognised as significantly shaping 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.

As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this exhibition will go on tour in Scotland throughout September 2018.


North of England Civic Trust

North of England Civic Trust is a charitable organisation working across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. In recent years we have delivered nearly £10 million of projects, generating jobs in areas of deprivation and contributing to the local economy.

As a civic trust we champion public involvement in the processes that shape the environment, often working with local groups. As a building preservation trust, we tackle dereliction on the high street and in the countryside, from modest local landmarks to the rescue of nationally important heritage on the brink of being lost. As a consultancy, we provide independent expert advice to all those who need it, brokering solutions to sensitive development issues and securing the resources needed to convert liabilities into assets. As a charitable company, NECT is overseen by its board of trustees, all of whom work voluntarily, in their own time, for the Trust.

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