Museum of the Tropics, the Netherlands

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

You get to know widely different cultures and get an excellent impression of everyday live in the tropics. The Tropenmuseum is housed in a beautiful and historic building. It accomodates eight permanent exhibitions and an ongoing series of temporary exhibitions, including both modern and traditional visual arts and photographic worksobjects. The staff of the museum is internationally active in the field of cultural heritage projects. The Tropenmuseum junior houses an interactive exhibition for children between 1 and 12 years and their family.

Visit the digital database of the Tropenmuseum.  This website provides you with information concerning both the photographic and object collections of the Tropenmuseum, as well as its exhibitions. Copyright of VCM

Integration into the National Museum of World Cultures

The National Museum of World Cultures officially came into being on 1 April 2014, when the National Museum of Ethnology (Museum Volkenkunde, est.1837, Leiden), the Tropenmuseum (est. 1864, Amsterdam) and the Africa Museum (est. 1954, Berg en Dal) merged to form one museum on three sites. The Tropenmuseum, Africa Museum and Museum Volkenkunde will continue to be known by these names. In terms of audience reach, the new museum is in the Netherlands’ top ten, and manages a collection of over 400,000 items. Academic research will take place at the new Research Centre for Material Culture. The museum’s mission remains as up-to-date as ever: to help foster and preserve an open-minded view of the world.

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