One of the missions of the Land of art and history is to deepen knowledge of the territory by conducting thematic research.
A multi-annual thematic programme is developed and proposed with the scientific council and then validated by the Regional Directorate for Cultural Affairs.
This program is based on the 3 pillars of the heritage chain: study, development, mediation and requires between 3 and 5 years to be fully implemented.
Depending on the subject, the studies may be entrusted to persons and/or specialized structures, to workshops led by the Country of Art and History and one/more members of the scientific council, to the team, especially for memory collection or to students in research or professional master’s degree.
The work topics covered:
- the traditional house
- 20th century habitat
- Jules Ferry’s school today
- the fort of Portalet
- the media library of the Gaves
- the stained glass windows of the Mauméjean workshop