Craft of the Miller Network

Online International Conference
on the Craft of the Miller

Join us by creating your profile in the Network Members Gallery.


The craft of the miller is on the Representative List of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. To suppoort the craft of the miller worldwide we aim to develop an international network of millers and mill societies. Therefore we bring together wind- and watermill parties from all over the world to share knowledge and skills.

Are you a miller or interested in safeguarding the craft of the miller, join the Craft of the Miller Network by creating your own member profile. If you have other questions, please send an e-mail to: craftofthemiller@molens.nl.

The next conference will take place at 24 June 2021, 15:00 CET. The program focuses on interaction between the participants on two topics, the training of the miller and the role of the governemnet and Unesco. See more details below.


24 June 2021, 15:00 CET – 16:30 CET

Nicole Bakker, director of De Hollandsche Molen, The Netherlands

Introduction workshop 1 ‘Training of the miller’ by Erik Kopp, chairman of the Guild of Volunteer Millers

Introduction Workshop 2 ‘Role government and Unesco’ by Franscesca Cominelli, directrice de l’IREST

Workshop 1
In smaller groups discussion on the training of the miller

Workshop 2
In smaller groups discussion on the role of the government and Unesco

Wrap-up by Nicole Bakker

Presentation United Kingdom on  the next conference

Chats and drinks (optional)


Erik Kopp

Erik Kopp, chairman of the Guild of Voluntary Millers

Francesca Cominelli

Francesca Cominelli, directrice de l’IREST

Nicole Bakker

Nicole Bakker,
director Dutch Mill Society

The conference is facilitated by:

Het Gilde van Vrijwillige molenaars
Ambachtelijk Korenmolenaar Gilde
Dutch Centre For Intangible Cultural Heritage
Gild Fryske Mounders
De Hollandsche Molen
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Cultural Heritage Agency