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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.