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Programme 2011

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Friday October 14th: Audax Textile Museum

Registration of the participants - in the Audax Textile Museum
Free visit to the Audax Textile Museum

Presentation of he Audax Textile Museum by Bea Nieuwenhuis (in the auditorium of the museum)

Welcome drink

Welcome lecture: Tilburg - a town rich of industrial history and heritage - by Hans van Dijk, historian (in the auditorium of the museum)

Welcome by Marieke Moorman, alderman of Tilburg
Light refreshments in the cafetaria of the museum ('Bij Mommers')

Leaving for Oisterwijk

Social evening, networking, informal exchange of information
Visit to the steam engine of Oisterwijk (now being restored by volunteers)


Saturday October 15th
Deprez-building (former steam boiler factory) at the Spoorwegzone (railway workshops)

09.30-12.30 Plenary and/or working sessions: presentations of experiences and activities by the participants

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.30 Guided visit of the railway workshops

14.30-18.30 Working sessions
• the Campaign for a European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year. Strategy, activities, follow-up
• twinning between organisations
• experiences with, proposals and ideas for European co-operation and cross-border projects. Effects of the EU budget and priorities after 2013.
• ca 16.30 : break

18.30 End of the meeting, conclusions

Free social evening, networking, informal exchange of information

Sunday October 16th

09.30 - 10.00
Participants meet at the pontoon of 'Tilburg Te Water' (Hopliedenkade) and leave by boat at 10.00

10.00 – ca 16.00
Guided walking tour to the industrial heritage of Tilburg, including the Pius-harbour (inner harbour), the former Aabé textile mill, the Jeruzalem-district (social housing 1947-1949), the Moerenburg water purification plant (one of the first biological purification plants in Europe (1927)

ca. 13.00
Lunch (in charge of the participants)


2015 - European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year


European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year
Année européenne du patrimoine industriel et technique
Jahr des Industriellen und Technischen Erbes
Anno del Patrimonio Industriale e Tecnico Europeo
Año Europeo del Patrimonio Industrial y Técnico

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