Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Royal Institute for the Tropics celebrates its centenary

Today the Royal Institute for the Tropics (KIT) celebrates its centenary. Queen Beatrix and princess Máxima attend the opening ceremony, a commemoration stamp of 44 cent, and many, many festivities will mark this jubilee of this magnificent organisation.

We know KIT best for the Tropenmuseum, they have proven an inspirational organisation who pioneered several approaches on Wikimedia and GLAM cooperation. In the last year they took part in Wiki loves Art/NL, the Maroon exhibition with its images, the images about Indonesia they show how much the Tropenmuseum proves itself as an innovative museum that knows how to provide relevance in this digital age.


To give an extra shine to the celebrations, Durova restored this photo of the opening by Queen Willhelmina, We were very fortunate that it was today that the Indonesian story cloth premièred in all its glory.

If you want to celebrate with us, you can enter something in the "guest book" sharing your comments, anecdotes, congratulations, pictures and videos about KIT and its work.
Thank you KIT and many happy returns !!
GerardM
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