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  • Writer's pictureRoeland Paardekooper

ICOM Publication: The Roman frontier along the River Rhine

From: 2016 to 2018

ICOM Milan

Conference ICOM Milan 2016

The borders of the Roman Empire (also known as Limes) in Great Britain (Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall) and parts of the Limes in southern Germany have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as "Frontiers of the Roman Empire" (WHS). The so-called Lower German Limes was nominated by the Dutch government in cooperation with the German federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate in 2020 as a supplement to these "Frontiers of the Roman Empire". In recent years, many initiatives have been developed to increase the perception of the Dutch Limes. After all, this is largely underground and therefore invisible. In this publication, the role of museums in these challenges is examined.


The Crucial Role of Museums in Cultural Landscapes

Editorial project


This English-language publication contains eight contributions and is based on the international session at the ICOM General Conference in Milan in 2016, organized by ICOM Netherlands. Through an international group of experts, topics such as museums and cultural landscapes, visitor experience, tourism, cooperation, and government responsibility are described and recommendations made. Museums play a crucial role in the revitalization of cultural landscapes, so important to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

I was involved with organizing the session in Milan and was one of the three editors of this publication.


The Roman frontier along the River Rhine

The Roman frontier along the River Rhine


The Role of Museums in revitalizing Cultural Landscapes

edited by De Bruin, Hertog & Paardekooper (2018)


Published by ICOM Netherlands

ISBN: 978-90-828845-0-0



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