Looking ahead: the future of the largest cultural event in Flanders, Belgium
The last thirty years have seen numerous events dedicated to celebrating regional and European heritage in Flanders, Belgium during the local version of European Heritage Days – Open Monumenten (Open Monuments Day).
On Sunday 8 September, visitors toFlanders, Belgium are welcome to take part in the exploration of heritage of Arts and Entertainment at Open Monumenten 2019. Herita’s brochure on the theme can be found here. Building on the previous successful seasons, local organisers of heritage inspired events can register their events on the Open Monumentendag website. The registration form is open from 25th March until 25th July.
Important Insights and Future Plans
Along with providing thousands of visitors with numerous unique heritage inspired experiences, the lessons learned from this year’s Open Monumentendag are being used as the basis of decision making for future heritage management. The evaluation data collected was discussed during aseminar in June 2018 at KU Leuven University, a new partner of Herita. The session revisited some of the most important ideas and questions related to the goals, the target audience and the future of Open Monuments Day in Flanders.