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[Workshop Call] Chinese Musical Instruments and Western Museums

[Workshop Call] Chinese Musical Instruments and Western Museums

Call for Contributions to share information at the Workshop Chinese Musical Instruments and Western Museums to be held in Leiden, The Netherlands, 13-16 Sept 2012.  Read More

National Museum of Ethnology, the Netherlands

National Museum of Ethnology, the Netherlands

The National Museum of Ethnology (Museum Volkenkunde) in Leiden, the Netherlands, maintains a number of world-renowned collections. King William I (1772-1843) founded the Royal Cabinet of Curiosities in 1816 in The Hague on the basis of a collection of “Chinese curiosities”, donated by a private collector..  Read More

Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

Museum of the Tropics, the Netherlands

The Museum of the Tropics (Tropenmuseum), Amsterdam, is one of the most fascinating anthropological museums in the Netherlands. A visit to the Tropenmuseum is a journey through time, culture and around the world.  Read More

Amsterdam: Idealised photos of colonial life in Asia

Amsterdam: Idealised photos of colonial life in Asia

The photo exhibition, at the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, offers a different perspective on the idyllic image of colonial life in the Dutch East Indies.  Read More

View of Baba Bling exhibition at musee du quai Branly, 2010

Peranakan Research Project

The term ’Peranakan’, in Singapore, refers generally to the community of Chinese communities whose ancestors’ intermarriage with local Malays brought about a unique fusion of cultures. Peranakan Chinese culture is an example of cross-cultural fusion in South-east Asia during the colonial period, mainly in Singapore, Malacca and Indonesia. In similar ways, Chinese mestizos developed a unique cultural identity through assimilation in the Philippines. Continuing the phenomenon of cultural diasporas was the transcontinental emigration of many Peranakan Chinese communities from Indonesia to Holland in the 1950s.  Read More

Exchanging Cultural Information on Islands west of Sumatra

Exchanging Cultural Information on Islands west of Sumatra

Since the mid-19th century, mainly European researchers and collectors have gathered materials and documentation about the island of Sumatra. This project aimed to synthesise the available information on objects, photos and archive materials in European museums and make them easily available for the island populations and for the people in Indonesia and Asia. Objective Exchange […]  Read More

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