The Golden Triangle: lectures and tour

Published on
January 31, 2012

We would like to invite you for an afternoon of lectures and a visit to the exhibition The Golden Triangle on Thursday, 26 January, in the Forum building in Wageningen. The afternoon starts with coffee and tea at 2.30 pm. The lectures begin at 3 pm and admission is free.

Each lecture is 25 minutes long and will be followed by a tour. Two lectures will be held. The first will be given by Prof. Anne van den Ban: 'Landbouwvoorlichting in de periode van het OVO-drieluik - de tweede helft van de twintigste eeuw' (Agricultural Extension in the Period of the Research-Information-Education Triptych -- the Second Half of the 20th Century) and the second by Dr Anton Schuurman: 'Het ontstaan van de Gouden Driehoek in de negentiende eeuw' (The Development of the Golden Triangle in the 19th Century). The afternoon will be facilitated by Drs. Liesbeth Missel, curator at the Wageningen UR Library. Each lecture will be followed by a tour of the exhibition, which will be introduced by Drs. Missel. Before and especially after the lectures till 5 pm, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition in the Library’s Special Collections.

With the ‘Golden Triangle’, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation is referring to the successful collaboration between agricultural research/education, industry and government. This collaboration developed in the 19th century and is the foundation of Dutch agricultural success in the 20th century. Currently, the Netherlands is growing not only into one of the most important export countries in agricultural products, but it is also an international leader in innovation, and knowledge expansion and knowledge dissemination. Since parties in the agricultural fields are once again looking for a new mix of public/private collaboration, the history of the Golden Triangle’s development may be an inspiring example to them. In the exhibition, this story is told using original publications, maps and images.

For more information and requests for group tours, please contact Liesbeth Missel, tel.0317-482701.

The exhibition is open Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm and will run until Friday, 24 February.

Afternoon lectures: Thursday, 26 January, starting at 3 pm in room C404, 4th floor in the Forum (building 102), Wageningen Campus, Droevendaalsesteeg 2, 6708 PB Wageningen.

(newsletter 1-2012)