On line lecture: Lacemaking – Intangible Heritage in the World

Lydia Thiels-Mertens, Belgium 

Saturday, 22 July, 2023 15:00 CET

Jong Geleerd

The intangible lacemaking-heritage has a centuries-old tradition and it has evolved considerably after more than 500 years. Thousands of lacemakers spread over all the continents master this valuable technique and give shape to an enormous variety of techniques.  It is the task of today’s lace makers to cherish and pass on this knowledge.  Learn how we can assist in obtaining this recognition for the lacemakers spread all over the world.

Lydia Thiels-Mertens, Belgium

Lydia Thiels-Mertens has been active with lace since 1975 and is a founding member of OIDFA and an OIDFA past president.  In 1983 she established the Lace Center Diest Centre for Education in Lace Techniques.  In 1997 she became president of a new regional organization for lace and related techniques in Flanders.  Please visit the website at www.kantinvlaanderen.be.  She is editor of the Magazine Filum.

All Virtual Lectures will be held between 15:00 – 18:00 Central European Time on Zoom. The lectures will be recorded and available on YouTube for all registered Virtual Congress participants. YouTube has a translation capability – with subtitles. 

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