Mining World Heritage Site Office
The CMHP is represented on the Partnership of the Cornish Mining
World Heritage Site and its Marketing and Interpretation Panel. The CMHP
is establishing close links with the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
Office and is currently collaborating on research into the transnational
linkages of Cornish mining in the nineteenth and early twentieth
In October of 2005, the Cornish Mining Heritage Programme (CMHP) was
accepted as a partner of Europamines,
the European Mining Heritage
Network funded by the Culture 2000 Programme of the European Union.
The Europamines group includes a variety of important mining heritage
organisations in both the private and public sectors, and also
universities and Geological Surveys from the UK, Italy,
Spain, the Republic of Ireland, Portugal, the
Czech Republic, Norway, France, Germany, and Poland.
Mining and metallurgical processes have played a very important role in
the evolution of society across the Continent from the Stone Age to the
present day. Mining heritage is a key part of European history; it
embraces many different research specialities: mineralogy and geology; the
study of people; migrations; trade; technologies; archaeological and
archivist techniques etc. Development of this network will bring
understanding of the shared heritage of different European regions and
will contribute to the harmonious evolution of modern Europe.