Community heritage at Ename, Belgium: a study of best practices

D.B. Pletinckx, Jaime Kaminski, Jim McLoughlin, H. Tency, I. Langen, M. Van Der Donckt, D. Callebout

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The Belgian town of Ename in Flanders has its origins in the tenth century as a fortified settlement on the borders of the Holy Roman Empire. The strategic significance of the town rapidly decreased after its capture by the Counts of Flanders and an abbey was constructed; this was destroyed in the sixteenth century (iconoclastic fury); the final destruction of the abbey took place at the end of the eighteenth century in the French Revolution... This paper will consider how the town of Ename has exploited its archaeological and historical resources, and what effect this has had on the town. Consideration will be given to the role of technology at the cultural heritage sites in Ename.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeritage impact 2005: proceedings of the first international symposium on the socio-economic impact of cultural heritage
EditorsJim McLoughlin, Jaime Kaminski, B. Sodagar
Place of PublicationBudapest, Hungary
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)963804666X
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Cultural heritage, Community heritage


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