About the part that art plays in a globalising society

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Fotografie: Anoek Steketee Fotografie: Anoek Steketee

Symposium: Colonial Nostalgia

The symposium Colonial Nostalgia held at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on March 17, 2011 on the occasion of the launch of the museum’s first two publications on the collection: Netherlands East Indies at the Tropenmuseum and Oceania at the Tropenmuseum. Both volumes discuss the Museum’s collections, the context in which the collections were formed, and the history of the museum itself.

Book cover: Netherlands East Indies at the Tropenmuseum (2011)

Colonial history / Collection development / Museology /


Wayne Modest

Head of the Research Center of Material Culture

Esther Captain


Pamela Pattynama


Susan Legêne

Professor in Political History