Sharing European Memories

Sharing European Memories brought together schools, museums and veterans and survivors of conflict from five countries to explore the nature of memory and of conflict.  Partners from Italy, Spain, Norway, Poland and the UK explored aspects of 20th century conflict and shared their learning with each other through a project website and a series of events in the partner museums.


Emma co-managed the project with oral historian Dr Tracy Craggs. Pupils and teachers at two partner schools worked with the stories and collections at Lotherton Hall Museum, the Peace Museum, the Royal Armouries Museum and the York Nuclear Bunker and interviewed veterans and survivors of conflict. They worked with museum staff and artist Shanaz Gulzar to create digital stories and artwork that was showcased at a celebration event at Leeds City Museum in November.


Emma attended project meetings in Norway, Spain and Poland to discuss progress with European partners and see how their young people had interpreted their diverse conflict histories. The final Sharing European Memories event was held in Italy in May. Representatives from all partners came together for a two-day learning festival in Samoggia, near Bologna, to share the learning from their project and showcase their work.


The project was funded by the European Culture Programme and managed in the UK through Renaissance Yorkshire.

See digital stories created by students on the project at the My Yorkshire website

Visit the project website at


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