Saturday, March 12, 2011

The perfect companion to the #Tropenmuseum on #Commons

When the Tropenmuseum donated their incredible collection of photographs, the sheer size is such that it is hard to take it all in. I could not be more pleased to learn about the imminent publication of "Photographs of the Netherlands East Indies". The book will be presented at the Colonial Nostalgia symposium on Thursday March 17.

Before the symposium there will be guided tours by the authors of the two books published by the Royal Tropics Institute. The other book is about Oceania at the Tropenmuseum. This book will cover the history of the Tropenmuseum collection from what was Dutch New Guinea.

These English language books together are bound to offer an intriguing glimpse in the evolution from what was orginially a colonial collection.

To make the occasion extra cheerful, a new look and feel with much improved information about the Tropenmuseum will be available on Commons.

PS I do not know the ISBN numbers

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