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.

Zaanse Schans

The next online workshop will be on 22 February 2024 15:00 CET on ‘Protect the biotope of your windmill’.

A windmill needs wind to work and produce. The mill biotope is more and more under pressure.

Topics of the workshop are:

  • What is a windmill biotope and what are the risks?
  • How does the biotope model work? Which biotope models are there in the different countries
  • How to create a report for the authorities?

Please join our network and participate in this workshop.


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Nicole Bakker

Nicole Bakker,
director Dutch Mill Society

Who are we?

The craft of the miller is on the Representative List of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. To support 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.


Our Mission
Our Mission is to safeguard and promote the craft of the traditional miller – defined as “a miller who works with mills driven primarily by wind, water and animal power”.

Our Aims are:

  • To safeguard the craft of the miller
  • To share knowledge, experience and information amongst our community to promote best practice and the safe repair and operation of our mills
  • To encourage all involved with mills to protect and respect the original fabric of mill buildings and machinery
  • To promote the protection and repair of our global milling heritage, by helping others see a positive future for that heritage, returning mills, where appropriate, to production, keeping the mill working in its original function
  • To create a network of millers and associated societies to deliver our Mission

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.

Look here for the recording earlier conference.


The international network on the craft of the miller is initiated by:

Ambachtelijk Korenmolenaar Gilde
Dutch Centre For Intangible Cultural Heritage
Gild Fryske Mounders
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Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Cultural Heritage Agency