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Crafts Council Nederland

Crafts Council Nederland (founded in 2012) contributes to the development of crafts and the creative crafts culture. We aim to achieve this by supporting individual craftsman as well as define, give visibility and promote the sector, the crafts domain.

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Maakdagen 2020 | 11 & 12 april

In museums and libraries throughput the Netherlands All that surrounds us, even the material that covers us, is made. Made out of wood, clay,...
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Looking back: Meet the Master ‘Coiling’

Last November, Crafts Council Nederland worked together with Esmé Hofman to organize a master class as part of the “Meet the Master” series. The...
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CCNL presenteerde (ge)mis in de St. Josephkerk Utrecht

Churches in the Netherlands are not used anymore for what they were intended to.On behalf of the Dutch Institute for Cultural Heritage, the Crafts...
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HOW&WOW at DDW 2019

Crafts Council Nederland presented HOW&WOW at Dutch Design Week 2019 from 19 to 27 October 2019.
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The Linen Project

It seems strange that an art academy would deal with agriculture and an Agricultural University with fashion. Even so, this is the case. Together...
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DDW Talk – Craft & New Materials

Op zaterdag 26 oktober 2019 organiseerden Crafts Council Nederland, Ma-tt-er, DSM, Disegno en Dutch Design Week de DDW Talk: Craft & New Materials.
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Manifesto for a European strategy for craft

We call upon everyone to support the Crafting Europe Manifesto and to work together on this six-point action plan to ensure the survival and...
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Annual Report 2018

View the Annual Report 2018 of Crafts Council Nederland
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Recap: HOW&WOW – Studio at DDW2018

Here's what went down in Eindhoven during the most exciting design event of the year.
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HOW&WOW- Studio at DDW2018

Crafts Council Nederland shows the studio of the new maker: the workshop as a gallery and as a lab. In the studio things are...
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Recap of HOW&WOW – cooperazione!

This is what went down at the Milan Design Week 2018.
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Crafts Council Nederland presents HOW&WOW – cooperazione! in Milan

17-22 April 2018 Via Pastrengo 13, Milan
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Meet the cooperazione!

Crafts Council Nederland presents HOW&WOW - cooperazione! in Milan from 17 to 22 April. During this special exhibition six maker-designers from the Netherlands and...
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Listen to the special HOW&WOW – cooperazione! podcast

Thijs Adriaans made a special podcast for HOW&WOW - cooperazione! in which he talks with the maker-designers about the exhibition and the importance of...
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A photo report of the official kick-off of the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Have a look at the official kick-off of the European Year of Cultural Heritage at Het Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam.
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Recap Meet the Master Blockprint

Enjoy the results of the two-day Meet the Master Block Printing with Nathalie Cassée in the Zuiderzeemuseum
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Enjoy the video of the kick-off of the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Met Zuheir Alkazzaz en Bernard Heesen
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A visual throwback to the exhibition HOW&WOW at Dutch Design Week 2017

Enjoy this throwback to the exhibition HOW&WOW at Dutch Design Week 2017
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HOW&WOW at DDW 2017

Craftsmanship like you have never seen before!
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Crafts Council Nederland is collaborating with Dutch Design Foundation

Dutch Design Week and Crafts Council Nederland are collaborating to show the significance of crafts for today and the future. During DDW 2017 we...
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An interview with renowned ceramist Babs Haenen

Leg het keramische werk van Babs Haenen naast het gros van het alledaagse keramiek neer en je weet dat je iets bijzonders in handen...
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Sign the Crafts Manifesto!

Crafts are of great importance: for the emerging making industry, for the preservation and passing on of cultural heritage, for learning with the hands,...
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