Initial impetus to the research on the presence of applied arts in Flanders

INITIATIVES SUPPORTED BY THE GOVERNMENT
CREATIVE CRAFTS DEPARTMENT AND ARTISTIC CRAFTS DEPARTMENT

E. Introductions, speeches and colloquiums
Since 1980, the Artistic Crafts Department has been regularly invited to open exhibitions of work by artists from the sector.
1987 Speech on the position of contemporary artistic craft in Herk-De-Stad (by J. Valcke).
1990 Speech given in München for Exempla 90 and the congress which was held in the same context, Title: "Bauhaus as a pattern of thought for contemporary artistic craft".
1991 A series of lectures (6 hours), illustrated by visits to workshops for licentiate students of the Plastic Arts Department of the Higher Institute for History of the Arts and Archaeology, at the State University of Ghent (8th, 22nd of February 1991, 22nd of March 1991).

Colloquiums
1975 The colloquium "Kunstambacht en de distributiekanalen" (Artistic Craft and the Channels of Distribution), Herbeumont.
1980 The colloquium "Kunstambacht 80?" (Artistic Craft 80 ?), at the Town Theatre in St. Niklaas.
1982 "Vernieuwing in het kunstambacht" (Innovation in Artistic Crafts), Kortrijk Hallen Interieur.
1985 "Kunst om van te leven" (Art to live from), Linea, Congress Centre, Ghent.