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
Landscapes and intangible cultural heritage
The research is valued in the framework of travelling exhibitions and presentation booklets available in the Public Reading network of the Béarnaises Pyrenees and online.