On Tuesday 16 April the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, Culture and Science organized a Round Table at the Migration Museum, The Hague, in preparation for the development of a new framework on International Cultural Policy 2021-2024.
Part of this framework is about Shared Cultural Heritage. The gathering’s objective is to gain insights and ideas related to Shared Cultural Heritage and how these can be integrated into new policies. We discussed about the value of immaterial heritage, material heritage and how it is interconnected, which countries should be part of the program, what topics are currently relevant and urgent, such as climate change. Best practices and brilliant failures were shared, knowledge was shared and there was space for networking.
I shared my experience on TF, the cultural exchange between artists and designers and craftsmen, on how we work with immaterial heritage and also on how it is encouraged to exchange knowledge, based on equality and reciprocity, through experiments, explorations and dialogues.