Motives for moving 

Throughout the ages people have kept on moving for diverse reasons; trade, war, tourism, work, education, family etc. carrying with them different ideas and ways of life. Art, architecture, food, language, shipping, literature, religion – all these and many more have been influenced, inspired and reformulated by these contacts.

As museum experts within the Baltic Sea Region we have many issues to share in this realm, whether from historical point of view as well as from the present.

The network has applied for a project as part of theEuropean Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, focused on audience development with young people, dissemination and sharing knowledge about our common culture and history. Associate partners are ICOMOS, The Baltic Region Heritage Committee and the Norden Association.


Contact: Ulrika Mebus, Gotlands Museum  

Vikings in the Baltic - the age of innovation

The exhibition will show the routes for trade and communication in the Baltic – built by the Vikings in the 8th-11th century AD.  We will follow the Viking trails from the Baltic through the Finnish Gulf, Lake Ladoga and further down the Russian river systems. During these voyages, trading and alliances were formed during the meeting of different people. Themes like governance but also daily life reflects the result of these encounters. But what were the premises for this active communication and expansion around the Baltic. The explanation for such an expansion should be sought in the contemporary society and with the supreme skills of shipbuilding and navigation. How did they navigate in these new territories and how did the cultural meeting take place. The exhibition will tell this story, highlighted by significant archaeological finds.

Contact: Charlotta Lindblom, Vejle Museum



Follow the Vikings 

The objective of the Follow the Vikings project is to make the transnational Viking heritage accessible and understandable to a world-wide audience. This will contribute to maintaining and developing Europe as the No. 1 Global Heritage Tourism Destination.  It will boost local economies and local employment and, through the networking activities, will help knowledge transfer and quality improvement at heritage sites throughout Europe.

Contact: Björn Buttler Jakobsen, Fotevikens Museum


From Apprenticeship to mastery

The project "From apprenticeship to mastery" would assemble the existing knowledge and methodologies of practical conservation/restoration of museums and other organizations dealing with restoration/renovation/conservation as well as specialised educational institutions in different countries. The aim of the project is to raise competence in the sphere of restoration and conservation as well as to continue practicing historic techniques which could be integrated into the results of studies on new technologies. 

Contact: Elo Lutsepp, Estonian Open Air Museum 



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Joining the Network as Museum

Do you want to join the network as a museum? Then you should feel very welcome!

Before doing so, please read The Operational Guidelines carefully.

Then contact network-manager Agnieszka Draczkowska at


Baltmus Annual Network Meeting in Ystad (October 2019) CANCELLED

Due to little interest in the Baltmus Annual Network Meeting in Ystad (2-4th October 2019), together with the Ystad Abbey Museum we decided to cancel the conference. Both the conference and the board meeting will be rescheduled. We'll inform about new conference dates soon. 

European Year of Cultural heritage 2018

Council and European Parliament have decided establishing a European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. 

Cultural heritage encompasses resources from the past in a variety of forms and aspects.

The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness of European history and values and to strengthen a sense of European identity. At the same time, it draws attention to the opportunities offered by our cultural heritage, but also to the challenges it faces. 

2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The United Nation has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among public and private sector decision-makers and the public, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change. The museums are very imoprtant actors in this respect!

Europa Nostra to Estonian Open Air Museum!


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