Day 1, November 1st 2018
DEEPENING AND ASSIGNMENT
08.30 AM – 09.30 AM GENERAL REGISTRATION AND RECEPTION WITH TEA AND COFFEE
09.30 AM – 09.35 AM OPENING AND INTRODUCTION BY CHAIRMAN JAAP JEPMA
09.35 AM – 09.45 AM WELCOME
Arno Brok, King’s Commissioner in Friesland
Bearn Bilker, Chairman of the Noordelijke Lustwarande Foundation
09.45 AM – 10.00 AM INTERVIEWS LED BY CHAIRMAN JAAP JEPMA WITH:
Sylvo Thijsen, Director of Staatsbosbeheer (the Dutch Forestry Commission)
10.00 AM – 10.35 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Hans Renes, Professor of Heritage Studies and Spatial Planning at the VU University of Amsterdam and lecturer on Historical Geography at the University of Utrecht (NL)
As an historical geographer, Hans Renes specializes in the history and heritage of cultural landscapes in the Netherlands and Europe. Regeneration is the main theme of his chair of ‘Heritage Studies, in particular the heritage of town and countryside’ at the VU University Amsterdam.
10.35 AM – 11.15 AM BREAK (TEA AND COFFEE)
11.15 AM – 00.15 PM EXAMPLES OF REGIONAL HERITAGE FROM THE AREA-ORIENTED APPROACH
Noordelijke Lustwarande (Northern Netherlands and Northern Germany)
The Noordelijke Lustwarande Foundation was established in 2017 with the aim of working together to develop the park landscape with the country houses and landed estates along the Northern Wadden Coast of the Netherlands and Germany as a recreational connection. Various themes are being jointly developed to increase the public reach.
Gelders Arcadië (Gelderland, the Netherlands)
The many castles, country houses and landed estates of the Zuidelijke Veluwezoom make it a Gelders Arcadië. The programme focuses on the development of this regional asset, in cooperation between owners, governments and heritage organisations.
12:15 PM – 12.40 PM REFLECTION ON THE MORNING PROGRAM
Chairman Jaap Jepma in discussion with Hans Renes, Sylvo Thijsen and the audience. What do we see as our main task for these two days?
00:40 PM – 00.45 PM EXPLANATION OF THE INTERACTIVE SESSIONS BY THE CHAIRMAN
00:45 PM – 01.30 PM LUNCH
01.40 PM – 03.15 PM INTERACTIVE SESSIONS ON INSPIRING HERITAGE THEMES
Sessions are 45 minutes and you can participate in at most two sessions. The objective of the sessions is to interactively examine what we can learn from each other and what our joint ambitions are.
1. Noordelijke Lustwarande
The Noordelijke Lustwarande is a magnificent path of green and red heritage of landed estates and country houses along the Northern Wadden Coast, stretching from the IJsselmeer coast in the north of the Netherlands to the river Weser in Northwest Germany. The valuable cultural landscape and the shared narratives from the past connect these areas. Through cooperation with provinces, owners, organisations and education in both countries, the mutual cohesion of the heritage is strengthened by taking into account the interests and needs of the parties involved. Various subjects such as the leading garden architecture and the ‘stone houses’ or ‘stinzen’ and the stinzen plants will be further developed to be used specifically for cultural tourism.
2. Gelders Arcadië
The southern flank of the Veluwe is dotted with many castles, country houses and landed estates, which together provide a valuable regional asset: the Gelders Arcadië. To recognize and develop this asset, five municipalities manage a joint programme, set up by the Gelders Genootschap, in close consultation with heritage owners, private landed estates and supported by the province of Gelderland. Together they determine the historical, present and future importance of the Gelders Arcadië. This will raise questions about the wishes of owners, the position of heritage in spatial planning and the degree of control by governments.
3. Thematic heritage narratives as a marketing tool
Up till now the cultural-historical narrative of Drenthe consisted of separate, isolated narratives. There was a need for an overarching context, a strategic narrative. This has been worked out in the form of the Drenthe heritage narratives. Together, these narratives describe the beautiful cultural heritage of Drenthe, but the question is how to use thematic narratives as a successful marketing tool.
4. The manor house and landed estate biotope; an important provincial building block
From 2011 the provinces of South-Holland and Utrecht have started to protect, value and control developments in the vicinity of landed estates. The manor house and landed estate biotope is the town and country planning tool with which the province can enter into discussion with the local residents. This policy with regard to biotopes is embedded in a broader framework focused on the experience of country houses and landed estates. This session mainly focuses on purpose and necessity of the manor house and landed estate biotopes. This policy is explained by both provinces using examples of real-life case studies. The pros and cons of the policy are interactively discussed by putting forward provocative statements.
5. Strategy of landed estates and country houses as landscape icons
The Dutch Forestry Commission and Dutch Society for Nature Conservation manage dozens of historical country houses, landed estates and castles. This session shows how these landscape managers, through an area-oriented approach, establish a link between the heritage estates and the surrounding landscape. This is illustrated by means of a number of specific examples. We will discuss the approach, the way in which research is being used and how a balance is sought between nature and culture. Also, a lot of attention is paid to public participation. The purpose is threefold: not only to inform the public and to offer the opportunity to enjoy the landed estates, but also to actively involve them in the management and sustainably secure the heritage.
6. Bulskampveld Landscape Park (Flanders, Belgium)
There are several landed estates located in the Bulskampveld Landscape Park, a green belt of more than 9,000 hectares south of Bruges. A cooperative of public authorities, nature and agricultural associations is working on a joint vision with an implementation strategy to increase the usability of this area in terms of nature and recreation.
03:30 PM – 04.15 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Tom Williamson, Professor at the University of East Anglia (UK)
Tom Williamson is a landscape historian and landscape archaeologist at the University of East Anglia (Norwich). Tom Williamson researches amongst other things designed landscapes, in particular parks and gardens from the eighteenth and nineteenth century and is currently involved with research for the Gardens Trust of Hertfordshire and Norfolk into the work of the designer Humphry Repton.
04:20 PM – 05.00 PM RESULTS OF THE DAY
The chairman will discuss with keynote speakers, students and the audience. Which opportunities are there in the area of public reach, knowledge development and heritage policy? What is the result of this day and what does this mean for the prelude to the programme for day two?
05:15 PM – 08.00 PM DRINK AND DINNER AT STANIA STATE