The Netherlands is on the eve of signing the Faro Convention. This 2005 Council of Europe Convention bears the intriguing title ‘The Value of Cultural Heritage to Society’. But what exactly is the thinking behind the convention? What does it mean in practice? The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands invited Alma Hoekstra, a 24-year-old afcionado of all things old, to put her questions to fellow heritage professionals and outspoken citizens alike.

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