Summary - TST 5



Jesús Llanera e Itxaso Erroteta
Patrimonio marítimo. El caso del Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao

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Key words: Heritage; sea; boats; Bilbao.

[ Abstract ]

Situated on the left bank of the Ría de Bilbao, on the grounds of the former Euskalduna shipyard, the Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum is an ambitious project undertaken with the ultimate purpose to restore, conserve and spread the cultural and historical heritage generated by maritime activity in the Ría de Bilbao and its surroundings, stressing mainly on the importance of those who made this possible.
We intend to create an exhibit that will go further beyond the sole object and will be presented in the way of heritage items. That is to say, ways of life of men and women who belonged to the Ría de Bilbao and to the sea are to be restored and spread, for as they played an essential role in the constitution of the cultural and social framework we live in.
The configuration of a collection of such value in terms of heritage is due to the establishment of clear and firm acquisition policies as well as to the determined support of institutions, companies and particulars towards the museum. In this collection, every piece has a coherence and a raison d´être within the whole project. The purpose of this article is to introduce such heritage by means of its different dimensions: non-movable heritage, floating heritage, documentary heritage and finally non-material heritage.