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Online International Conference
on the Craft of the Miller

Online International Conference
on the Craft of the Miller

5 November 2020
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (GMT+1)

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In 2017, the craft of the miller was the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ first inscription on the Representative List of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. However, this craft is not unique to the Netherlands. By organising an international online conference, we aim to bring together wind- and watermill parties from all over the world to share knowledge and skills and develop an international network of millers and mill societies.

 Initially we intended to convene a conference in the Netherlands, but due to COVID-19 it could not take place. We decided not to wait until we can meet in person. Therefore we are organising an online meeting. You find the programme here below.

Please join us in this international online exchange on 5 November. You can register now.

If you are unable to attend this conference but you would like to receive news about future activities, please send an e-mail to: craftofthemiller@molens.nl

Programme

5 November 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (GMT+1)

Opening
Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ingrid van Engelshoven

Introduction
Nicole Bakker


The craft of the miller in Europe and Canada


The craft of the miller in Belgium
Alain Goublomme

The craft of the miller in the United Kingdom in the 21st century

Jonathan Cook

15-minute break with UNESCO film The craft of the miller operating windmills and watermills

The craft of the miller in Canada
Antoine Gauthier and Mardjane Amin

Windmills in Poland and the world of Polish traditional milling

Filip Tomaszewski

The future: connecting and networking

Panel session with the speakers and input from participants

Speakers

Ingrid van Engelshoven

Ingrid van Engelshoven
Minister of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands

Alain Goublomme

Alain Goublomme
Chair Mill Forum Flanders,
Herzele, Belgium

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook
Miller, former Chair of the Traditional Cornmillers Guild and the SPAB-Mill Section, Cambridge, England

Antoine Gauthier

Antoine Gauthier
Executive Director, Quebec Council for Intangible Heritage (CQPV), Quebec, Canada

Mardjane Amin

Mardjane Amin
Cultural Heritage Consultant, Canadian Heritage of Quebec, Canada

Filip Tomaszewski

Filip Tomaszewski
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

Nicole Bakker

Moderator
Nicole Bakker

Director Dutch Mill Society
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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