Our partners and sponsors are varied and greatly appreciated. Meet some of these people and hear why they have chosen to support the ÉCONOMUSÉE® movement. If you want to help in preserving traditional know-how and helping artisans succeed, please contact us.
Supporting artisans for over 20 years.
The Économusée® Network Society (ENS) promoting the Économusée® concept is a not-for profit organization. For 20 years, since its foundation in 1992, the ESM has supported artisans in Quebec, offering advice on transforming enterprises into économusées and showcasing their production. Now grown into an international company, the ENS works with many partners who share the same goals − the continuation of traditional trades and know-how in the field of fine arts and the agri-food sector.
The ENS has expanded its outreach internationally through the creation of partner companies with official status that develop their own networks of ÉCONOMUSÉE® in accordance with the concept.
Michel Gervais, O.C., O.Q., Ph.D.
President of the ÉCONOMUSÉE® Network Society
A word from Norway.
Our heritage is a manifestation of our past and within it, we find such a vast plethora of lessons, knowledge and values. If anything were to be honoured by the title “the DNA of the Present,” perhaps it should be our heritage. As such, the Économusée® Network is a brilliant conduit for knowledge from our highly skilled artisans to visitors seeking to enrich their lives with contemporary products that may serve as the embodiment of centuries of skills and expertise.
The ultimate strength of our ÉCONOMUSÉE® artisans is their links to their local society. Whilst their products may grace the tables of the pinnacle of international society, such as the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, their claims to a clearly defined terroir are incontestable.
Time and time again, our artisans act as role models for those aspiring to become young entrepreneurs. Artisans aim to help retain young people in communities where no future seems to exist unless employed in traditional male-oriented jobs.
My new role as a Member of the Norwegian Parliament has reinforced my view of the significance of the ÉCONOMUSÉE® Network as a vehicle to safeguard our heritage.
Helge André Njåstad
Member of the Norway Parliament for Hordaland