Catalonian Cultural Tourism | History and Social Studies Education |

The tourism board bills them as "a European Mediterranean country," distinctly separate from Spanish cultural identity.  Implied also is a political distinction as well with their NATIONAL history museum (select language to view in English).  A google image search for "Catalonia is not Spain" will yield excellent visual materials to support the political will for greater autonomy.  How is heritage and history used to create a local identity?  Whose heritage is it?