International Network
on the Craft of the Miller

Online International Conference
on the Craft of the Miller

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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. That is why 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.

On the 5th of November 2020 we organised our first international online conference. Almost 150 people participated from 26 countries. The conference was highly appreciated. The recording of the conference you can find here.

The next online conference is plannend on 25 March 2021, 3:30 pm (GMT+1).

If you would like to receive news about future activities, please send an e-mail to: craftofthemiller@molens.nl

A dictionary on the craft of the miller is available here.


25 March 2021, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (GMT+1)

Nicole Bakker, director of De Hollandsche Molen, The Netherlands

The craft of the miller
Three countries give a presentation on the situation of aspects on the craft of the miller

Short break with film Mills all over the world

Break-out rooms with 10-15 participants to discuss how to develop the network

Short break with film Mills all over the world

Presentation results break-out rooms

Presentation Germany on  the next conference

Chats and drinks (optional)


Below you can find the results of the conference of 5th November 2020

The craft of the miller in:
Belgium, presentation
United Kingdom, presentation
Canada, presentation
Poland, presentation
Netherlands, film The craft of the miller operating windmills and watermills


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The information on the speakers will soon be published

Nicole Bakker

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