Mara de Groot participated in 2018 Flanders Inspires International Visitors Program


Visitor Programme
Visitors from Estonia, Prague, Palestine, the Netherlands, Mozambique, Wales (UK) and South Africa are received by the Flemish Minister for Culture, Youth and Media, Mr. Sven Gatz. 

Mara de Groot was invited by the Flemish Government to join the 2018 Flanders Inspires International Visitors Program (Oct 22-26) on the conservation and management of cultural heritage.

Objectives of the Visitors Program were:

  • a general introduction to Flanders, based on the brand policy;
  • a deeper introduction to a number of core domains;
  • information about specific political, economic, scientific and cultural themes;
  • adjust or strengthen the perception of Flanders;
  • encouraging collaboration in certain policy areas or projects.

The guests received an in-depth and multidisciplinary acquaintance with a number of core areas in which Flanders is innovative and groundbreaking (collections care and conservation: new technologies, adaptive re-use and sustainability, Flemish Masters and architecture & heritage). The themes of the Visitors Program are related to the ambitious long-term policy goals of the Government of Flanders. Encounters with key figures from the private and public sector, visits to leading companies and strategic research institutes, acquaintance with a number of aspects of the Flemish lifestyle and culture,  provided guests with a contemporary and correct view of Flanders today and of tomorrow.


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International Guests get acquainted with Flemish Cultural Heritage