Bridging Ages is an international organization founded by Kalmar County Museum in 2004. Today, the organization has members from more than twenty countries on four continents. The organization consists of people from schools, universities, museums, historical societies, communities, local governments, etc. The focus is on the use of local history and how to apply this knowledge to the benefit of the community today. Local sites and stories connect the past with current issues of society in Historic Environment Education and Time Travels. Since the 1980s, when Kalmar County Museum developed the Time Travel Method, more than 120,000 learners have directly experienced the past in Time Travel events.
Before the official opening of the conference, there will be a training week, which is an opportunity for those interested in the Time Travel method to learn more, participate in workshops and Time Travel events, and visit historical sites in Kalmar County.
The 12th annual international conference of Bridging Ages will be held in the city of Kalmar, from Tuesday 13 September to Friday 16 September 2016. The main organizer is Bridging Ages, in collaboration with Kalmar County Museum, Linnaeus University, The Regional Council in Kalmar County and The Church of Sweden.
We hope to see you in September!
Annina Ylikoski, president of Bridging Ages
Tina Lindström, vice president of Bridging Ages
Ebbe Westergren, former president of Bridging Ages
Teresia Clifford, diocesan priest, The Church of Sweden
Laia Colomer, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Linnaeus University
Charlotte Gustafsson, head of Population and Welfare, The Regional Council in Kalmar County
Carolina Jonsson Malm, research coordinator, Kalmar County Museum/Linnaeus University
Linda Liljeberg, curator, Kalmar County Museum