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Reactivating Neglected Heritages, Reweaving Unspoken Memories. A Study on the Adaptive Reuse of Former Asylums into “mind museums”.

Project description

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New uses for old asylums

Asylums usually hold a dark place in popular imagination. The EU-funded ReMIND project offers new uses for old institutions, exploring the history of mental illness through asylums that operated across Europe. The focus centres on facilities built from the mid-19th century to the 1960s, when the process of de-institutionalisation was introduced in psychiatric care. ReMIND will survey abandoned psychiatric institutions and how some have been reused for cultural purposes. The project will analyse former asylums that have been restored and reused as museums via two pilot studies. This will also help develop new research competence in fields like visitor studies and heritage studies.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Address

Kings Gate
Ne1 7ru Newcastle Upon Tyne

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 224 933,76

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 841174

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    15 July 2019

  • End date

    14 July 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 224 933,76

  • EU contribution

    € 224 933,76

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom