by Katrin Hieke

Grand Opening of our #IceAgeEuropeNow touring exhibition

What connects Europe? It is not the language, nor is it the currency. It is the cultural heritage we share, common roots which reach all the way back to the Ice Age. The most recent studies show there to be close relationships between all Europeans across the continent.

2017 sees the beginning of a journey for our network as we launch the #IceAgeEuropeNow touring exhibition. The exhibition presents large-format photographs of fascinating archaeological finds, extraordinary objects revealing surprising connections between the past and present. 

#IceAgeEuropeNow will visit 15 or more prime locations across Europe. The exhibition invites you to experience our shared cultural heritage and common roots in Europe, and to learn how close the Ice Age heritage still is to us. We invite our visitors to join the conversation about ‘Europe then and now’ by contributing ideas, thoughts and pictures using #IceAgeEuropeNow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

The exhibition is a contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage “Sharing Heritage” 2018 and has been made possible with the support of the Minister for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA. As a Europeanwide leading photography service, CEWE is traditionally linked with the cultural heritage of photography and sees it as their responsibility to promote it. The company supports well-known projects and institutions with knowledge and technology.

The grand exhibition opening took place at the world famous discovery site of Neanderthals at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany, in April 2017. The exhibition will then tour Europe, travelling to sites in Croatia, Italy, France, Spain, Gibraltar and more.

The current list of venues, the free exhibition booklet, as well as information about events and activities can be found >> here

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