On Thursday the 1st and Friday the 2nd of November 2018 the first edition of the European heritage conference Arcadian Landscapes will take place in Oentsjerk and Oranjewoud. During this conference the connection will be made between the heritage of estates and country houses and the European cultural landscape. Several inspiring speakers from England, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands will share their knowledge and ideas about cooperation in relation to the area-oriented approach to country houses and landed estates. Arcadian Landscapes is a must for everyone, including organizations, owners, managers and students involved in the heritage sector and the development of cultural tourism. The congress is the spotlight project for the country houses and landed estates in 2018 for the European Year of Cultural Heritage
International exchange of heritage knowledge
At the centre of this two-day conference is the challenge to enhance the significance and future value of this European heritage, to increase the public reach, to share knowledge and to make a connection with the new heritage policy. To be able to organise this it is essential to have good cooperation between education, government, entrepreneurs and organisations. But how can we achieve this? What opportunities do we have to open up our heritage, to keep the narratives alive for young and old and to provide a meaningful perspective of the future?