When telling people about the THING Project, most have been very interested in hearing about the project, but, surprisingly many have answered “do we have a thing site?”
To help increase knowledge, it was therefore decided in 2012 to put up an exhibition in Munkastova, the oldest house in Tórshavn on Mentunarnátt (cultural night) and Ólavsøka (St. Olaf's Wake, the National holiday and the opening of the Løgting).
Project partner meetings, incorporating working visits to local thing sites, resulted in discussions and presentations of shared visions and experiences. Site management necessarily comprises recommendations for a sustainable approach, creating guidelines and establishing strategies based on investigation of challenges met by thing sites.
This document gives a broad outline of the major aspects involved in interpretation, and provides guidance to all partners in the THING Project. It aims to help you with your interpretive projects, and to bring a unity of voice to the various projects. Throughout, the document encourages you to:
One of the THING Project’s specified activities was to identify and document judicious site management guidelines, including conservation and care, visitor management for the long term benefit of the site, business opportunities and sustainable heritage tourism through increased collaboration between national tourism gateways and the local thing sites. Although each site is unique, they share many of the same concerns and challenges, and valuable insights can be gained through exchanging knowledge and site management strategies.