The Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall has announced that the "Stone Made Objects" exhibition on European geoparks is now on display at Larochette Castle in Luxembourg.

Since May 2021, the Stone Made Objects exhibition has been located in Luxembourg, more precisely in the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall. After being presented at the Trifolion in Echternach during the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall Week, the exhibition can now be admired in Larochette Castle. The two exhibition venues are part of the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall partner network.

The exhibition is composed of artefacts from various European UNESCO Global Geoparks, showing how geological heritage influences culture, traditions and crafts. It has also been supplemented by eleven objects from the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall. As such, there is an object from each member municipality that characterises the Mullerthal region.

Luxembourg is the fourth European country to host the Stone Made Objects exhibition. Previously, the exhibition was also presented at the 8th UNESCO International Geoparks Conference 2018 in the UNESCO Global Geopark Adamello Brenta in Italy. That same year, it was presentated in Bucharest in Romania, on the occasion of the 2nd edition of the Creative Traditions Forum. The third public exhibition took place during the 43rd meeting of the Steering Committee of the European Geoparks Network, hosted by the UNESCO Global Geopark Schwäbische Alb in Germany in 2019.

The exhibition can be visited every day from 10:00 to 18:00 at Larochette Castle until 11 July 2021.

Cooperation with the Romanian geopark Hateg

Networking and international exchanges between UNESCO Global Geoparks and candidate Geoparks play a particularly important role in the network of UNESCO Global Geoparks. Over the past two years, the staff of Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall have participated in the "International Intensive course on UNESCO Global Geoparks" in Lesvos in Greece where they were able to present the region and received further training in the objectives and contents of the UNESCO Global Geoparks. This course, which took place digitally last year, provided valuable contacts, such as the UNESCO Global Geopark of Hateg in Romania.

"'Stone Made Objects' is an exhibition that connects stories about people, territories and geoparks. The idea was born here, in Romania, in the UNESCO Global Geopark of Hateg, and its presence in the new UNESCO Global Geopark of Mëllerdall is proof of this. I am happy that the exhibition can be seen in two different places in Luxembourg. This will allow more people to discover the geological histories of the objects, which come from different European Geoparks. Each object deserves to be considered as part of the natural and cultural heritage of our continent", explained Adina Popa, communications manager of the UNESCO Global Geopark of Hateg.