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Webinar | Inconvenient heritage: Colonial collections and restitution in the Netherlands and Belgium | Jos van Beurden

KITLV, room 1.68 & via Zoom

The discussion about objects, human remains and archives from former colonial territories is becoming increasingly heated. Over the centuries, a multitude of items – including a cannon of the King of Kandy, power-objects from DR Congo, Benin bronzes, Javanese temple statues, Maori heads and strategic documents – has ended up in museums and private collections in Belgium and the Netherlands by improper means.

Cleveringa oratie | Moed en Miskenning | Gert Oostindie

Academiegebouw, Leiden University & via livestream

Gert Oostindie, emeritus hoogleraar Koloniale en postkoloniale geschiedenis en voormalig directeur KITLV, is dit jaar de nieuwe Cleveringahoogleraar van de Universiteit Leiden.