Seventy-five years after the declaration of Indonesian independence, it is high time for apologies to be made at the level of government, and for a national memory that is more inclusive.
After five years of renovation and decolonisation, the AfricaMuseum in Tervuren opened again. Dutch writer of Congolese descent, Kiza Magendane visited the museum with mixed feelings.
How do we have to treat books that have fallen out of favour or have become taboo due to a changing Zeitgeist and more progressive perceptions?
The distorted image that many Dutch people have of the overseas territories during the colonial occupation is often based on movies.
The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands searched its collection for traces of slavery and colonial history.
In his book 'Leopold's Legacy', photographer Oliver Leu is researching the various forms of representation of the colonial history of Congo in Belgium.
What did the Dutch know, through the ages, about what went on in their colonies, in the East and West Indies? Ewald Vanvught gives an outline of the current changing view of the colonial period in the Netherlands with reference to four monu...
Pinkster came across to the United States with the 17-th century Dutch settlers.
‘It is not difficult to find a basis for cooperation. After all, each country cares for its heritage and thus faces similar issues.’
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The speech of festival director Viktorien van Hulst at the seminar ‘Indonesia and the Netherlands: a joint future’.
A young, progressive generation is genuinely interested in Belgium’s colonial past, mainly because they realise that the origin of today’s racism can often be found in this period.
PhD Researcher Grace Leksana reflects on the speech by Gert Oostindie at the seminar 'Indonesia and the Netherlands: a joint future'.
Gert Oostindie spoke of the contemporary significance of the colonial past at the seminar 'Indonesia and the Netherlands: a joint future'.