The Eco-museums of Umbria are a proposal for an alternative tour that starts from the territory ... The Eco-museum is an alternative view to that of the traditional museum, which focuses on the idea of going beyond the concept of a museum as objects-container. The innovative aspect, therefore, lies in its capacity as a tool for cultural, social and economic development of the territory. Its objective is to reconstruct and witness, with the involvement of the inhabitants, the historical memory, the tangible and intangible heritage, the environment and the landscape, the knowledge and practices of local people, also including the promotion of the territory based on culture sustainability.
In the eco-museum venues research and documentation activities of both traditional characters and new cultural profiles, result of contemporary influences, are carried out. Through the organization of small and large events, the vitality and territorial animation, even in places that are often far away from major tourist flows, are guaranteed. The eco-museum projects arise from a series of meetings held with residents and local associations that create the conditions to trigger a process of participatory and shared planning, which is a guarantee for direct and shared involvement in the organization and management of plans and programs of activities. Other forms of participation and sharing are the "community maps", tools for the population for the collection of information on the area.
In the current 6 Eco-museums of Umbria the following activities are possible: thematic tours, educational workshops in collaboration with environmental education centers (CEA), research and documentation, organization of activities and events, collaboration with public and private entities of the territory, promoting the area, tourist paths.
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Ecomuseo del Tevere
Ecomuseo del Paesaggio degli Etruschi -Porano
Ecomuseo della Dorsale Appenninica Umbra
Ecomuseo di Campello sul Clitunno
Ecomuseo Geologico Minerario - Spoleto
Ecomuseo del Paesaggio Orvietano