researching and publishing the social aspects of work and life in an industrialized society; the work and conditions in the mills; social conditions; ...

Op Stoapel

An association of enthusiasts and ex- shipbuilders, aiming to save the heritage of the former shipyard Jos. Boel & Sons. This yard once was the biggest shipyard in Belgium, known worldwide for best quality of ships.
With the exeption of one of the large cranes, most of the remains now has disappeared. But huge archive is saved, while and a number of ships built in Temse are still sailing.
Our association is recording the stories in an oral history project, we promote the safeguarding of the old crane and the archives.


   Meta-Morphosis is a cultural-engineering agency that specializes in preserving heritage through art.
For each of our projects, we create an art book, itinerant exhibitions, and virtual visits, which get a lot of media coverage. Partnerships with international artists enable us to celebrate yesterday’s craftsmanship in order to promote those of today.

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