Dutch Carillon News no. 16 (August 2014)
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Carillon culture recently attained the status of Immaterial Cultural Heritage. Amongst a valuable mixture of traditions and usages, carillon culture has been placed on the National Inventory list.
An important term connected with immaterial heritage is the safekeeping of a tradition, in the sense of ‘keeping alive’ this immaterial heritage by such activities as identification, inventory, documentation, exhibition, promotion and teaching. Placement on the list does not mean that the representatives of carillon culture need do no more. Certainly not. But it means that it is now possible to obtain support from various organisations for the safekeeping of the culture.
The Nederlandse Klokkenspel-vereniging (Dutch Carillon Association) were the innovators of this development. After a slow start, the Netherlands Carillon Centre wholeheartedly supported the initiative. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to get everyone connected with bells on board. The largest foundry in the country – also very active internationally - and the museum Klok en Peel are not (yet) affiliated. That is a pity, a great shame. My chief hope is, that with the placement of carillon culture on the inventory list, the Nederlandse Klokkenspel-vereniging will be enabled to get the others on board, so that we can all profit from the chances and possibilities on offer. The Netherlands Carillon Centre will be the first to help.
Amersfoort Carillon Day
As you will have seen in previous newsletters, there is an Amersfoort Carillon Day on September 6th. Everyone is very welcome, but please register beforehand on email@example.com.
Editors: Bauke Reitsma, Gea van Veen, Simeon Bodden
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