The Whalers’ House. Stories of cultural heritage on Texel is an ethnographic documentary produced in the Pericles project , which is a research call from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. The film captures the journey of two women, one the descendant of a fisher’s family who has lived on Texel for generations and the other of a family from the mainland with a holiday home on Texel, as they are brought together by their discovery of Texel’s rich marine cultural heritage of the whaling fishery. The documentary will be premiered on Monday May 18 at 15:00 hrs on the occasion of International Museum Day with a theme for 2020 which is “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”.

Available in: EnglishDutchGerman and French


The documentary The Whalers’ House. Stories of cultural heritage on Texel is made by Loes Witteveen & Pauline van Tuyll.

In cooperation with Annetje Capitain – Bendien and Ineke Vonk of ‘t Walvisvaardershuisje. Texel.

And with Alec Ewing. Conservator Museum Kaap Skil. Texel.

Production: Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University & Research

Music: Andro Ackerman

Audio post production: Erwin Palper

Subtitling: inVision ondertiteling

Length: 23’

Recording: May and November 2019

Language: The documentary is Dutch spoken with versions subtitled in English, French and German

The Pericles project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 770504

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