Mapping and documentation of industrial heritage, Ivanic-Grad

International Workshop

31 August – 11 September 2019



In partnership with the Friends of Heritage (Amici Hereditatis) and the European Heritage Volunteers

The international heritage workshop this year will take place in Ivanić-Grad, a small city in vicinity to Croatia’s capital Zagreb. It is a city with rich industrial heritage which can be traced to the 19th century. The railway line built in 1899 has boosted modernization of wider area around Ivanić-Grad. In the first half of the 20th century, the industry consisted mostly of mills, sawdust, alcoholic beverage and brick factories. Thanks to the electric power plant, Ivanić had electric power already in 1913. Rich deposits of oil and natural gas, discovered in the period after the World War II in the fields and forest areas of the rural hinterland of the historic settlements of Križ, Kloštar Ivanić and Ivanić-Grad were one of the main reasons for significant changes in the economic and social structure of the population.

This workshop will address the issue of the lack of documentation and valorisation of this significant heritage. It will consist of the material research in archives, identification of relevant industrial heritage monuments, photographic documentation production and creation of a dedicated website as a final product.

The aim is to make industrial heritage more visible and accessible by providing coherent information about these monuments based on research as well as to contribute to its valorization through the photo documentation and the website. In addition, in order to involve the local population and make use of their valuable knowledge and memories, the interviews with former workers of these companies will be conducted in order to get a more comprehensive overview of how the industry has influenced everyday life in Ivanić-Grad. This workshop will provide a systematic overview of industry development and through storytelling contribute to raising the awareness of the local community about the importance of preserving industrial heritage. The results of the workshop will be the basis for the future work towards its sustainable management.


Do you want to become a part of the international team and join us for the workshop? The project will gather young professionals specialized in the field of cultural heritage (or related fields) with special interest in industrial heritage. Skills and previous experience in web design, photography and documentation are a plus.
International candidates should contact directly European Heritage Volunteers on: The applications for the candidates from Croatia are now closed. 
Accommodation and food will be provided for the duration of the project.


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