Icebreaker/welcome reception

Lambert van Meerten Museum
Oude Delft 199,
2611 HD Delft

We would like to invite all delegates to a welcome reception hosted at the museum: "Van Meerten House".
Discover the pearl of Delft

This neo-Renaissance museum house in Delft dates from 1893 and was built for Lambert van Meerten. He was an art and antiques collector with a special interest in the Dutch Golden Age. Van Meerten had this house built because of his ever-growing collection of objects. During a visit to Huis Van Meerten you can experience how this man lived among his museum pieces.

Lambert van Meerten was a wealthy Delft resident. He had a distillery. Van Meerten's collection consisted of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century building fragments (pieces from demolished buildings), Delft pottery and furniture. The versatility of his collection can also be recognized from the outside. He really saw Huis van Meerten as his city palace. After his death, Van Meerten wanted to donate the house to the city of Delft on the condition that it became a museum. However, he went bankrupt three years before his death. The two designers of the building, Adolf le Comte and Jan Schouten, set up a foundation so that the museum could still be realized. The museum opened in 1909 with Le Comte as director. In 2013 the museum was closed and the collection was transferred to Museum Prinsenhof. Three years later the house was purchased by the Hendrick de Keyser Association and today it can be visited as part of Museum Houses. Filled to the brim with arts and crafts

You cannot escape the fact that Lambert van Meerten had a great predilection for everything related to arts and crafts at Huis van Meerten. Everywhere you look you can see old building fragments: consoles, wood carvings, tile panels and fireplaces. Paneling, mosaic floors and stained glass complemented the whole. However, among all the beauty, room was also left for modern conveniences. The house was not only equipped with gas and electricity, but people could even warm their feet with underfloor heating.

Lijm en Cultuur - Monumental Site                                   

SEG23 will be held at the monumental site Lijm & Cultuur, the former gelatine factory of Delft. This industrial complex is used today for cultural festivals and activities, but in this case, it will be the location for the Symposium on Energy GeoTechnics 2023 (SEG23). The historical buildings still have their original facades, creating a unique atmosphere right along the waterfront and right next to the TU Delft campus.

Lijm & Cultuur
In 1885, Jacob Cornelis van Marken – known for the Gist- en Spiritusfabriek and the Nederlandse Oliefabriek (NOF) – set up a Lijm- en Gelatine factory on the piece of land between the Rotterdamseweg and the Schie.
The factory withstood wars, crises, social changes and an explosion, but was forced to stop in 2002, partly due to the BSE crisis. Since 2003, however, a special transformation has been taking place on the site and in the remaining monumental buildings: from the production of gelatin and glue to the production of culture.

Now it is transformed into a centre for conferences and events. But it still has the looks from the past.

Rotterdamseweg 272, 2628 AT Delft


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