The European Industrial and Engineering Heritage reinforces its presence in Europa Nostra
At its Europa Nostra Congress held in Oslo in June 2015, the rich programme included an unprecedented number of items and visits related to Industrial and Engineering Heritage.
The general excursion in the surroundings of Oslo included a visit to the Timber Floating Museum that will perpetuate the large-scale floating activity that stopped in 1985. The special Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee (IEHC) tour included a visit to Kistefos, one of the main wood pulp mills of Norway, which helped disseminate reading materials to all until its closure in 1955. IEHC chair Pierre Laconte and members David Morgan and Cyril Winksell briefed the participants on the visit and the IEHC’s activities. An amazing sculpture collection installed in the gardens includes important works by Anish Kapoor and Tony Cragg.
Not less than seven industrial and engineering sites were among the 2015 EU awards, including the Grand Prix awarded to the Salt Valley of Anana in the Basque County, which is keeping alive the production of high quality “Flor de Sal” on terraces.