The French County Council (Conseil Départemental) of Seine-et-Marne is a French public institution with competences in the fields of solidarity (social capacity), transport, roadway, education (secondary school), culture, heritage, tourism, etc.
Owner of the fortified Castle of Blandy-les-Tours, a medieval castle built between the 11th and 15thcenturies, the institution is setting up a cultural, heritage and tourism development strategy including its monument and engaging its territory.
Within the context of the European Heritage Year, the project aims at creating « Living Labs » whose mission is to rethink part or all of a historic monument or European museum’s tour circuits, in order to make them more accessible to all publics.
- Making the Living Lab a tool to rethink the vision of tourism and heritage at the European scale in order to define, experiment and experience new uses.
- Developing a new open form of museographical development project governance by putting the public at the very core of the process in order to create new dynamics and enable a deeper anchoring of these monuments and museums in their territories using their (human) resources to exist, develop and evolve.
- Sites (monuments or museums), from medieval times or not, which share the same underlying concerns and could possibly host a « Living Lab » to respond to their own issues of evolutions of uses and connection with the territory.
- Universities, schools, private companies (start-ups in particular) that may be interested in such cooperation. They should be specialised in the following areas (non-exhaustive list): public approach, mediation, museography, innovative technologies, computer coding, storytelling, territorial marketing, tourism (e.g tour operator), study of uses, sociology-ethnology, history, archaeology.
Project manager: Vincent DUMAS, director of the Castle of Blandy-les-Tours
European Fund Project manager: Nicolas BEUQUE