ÉCONOMUSÉE, or working museum, is a Quebec inspired craft tourism initiative that is being developed in Northern Europe. This project is funded under the Northern Periphery Programme 2007-2013
Set up in May 1992 by Cyril Simard, Ph. D., architect, designer and ethnologist and called the Fondation des Économusées du Québec, today this organization goes by the name of the International ECONOMUSÉE® Network Society. Cyril Simard is the first holder of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage at Laval University.
Involved in the Northern Europe network includes Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, The Faroe Islands, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Each ECONOMUSEE offers a unique experience, inviting visitors to watch artisans at work, learn about the history of their craft and the heritage of the traditional skill. Read more: Economuseum