The Great Liao – A Forgotten Dynasty from Inner Mongolia

A long time ago, between 907 and 1125 a great dynasty reigned over what is nowadays Mongolia and even parts of the Russian Far East, northern Korea and northern China. Lead by Abaoji they became a superpower in East Asia with an empire covering an area of more than 4,000 kilometres. After a few conflicts […]

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Exotic Wall-Hangings for Palace Huis ten Bosch

Some new exhibitions in the Southwest of the Netherlands made me go on another trip this weekend. The first exhibition I visited was opened by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on 18 February 2017. At the Dordrechts Museum in Dordrecht she opened the exhibition: Koninklijk Paradijs – Aert Schouman en de verbeelding van de natuur […]

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Princess Margriet and her Collection of Inuit Art

On 1 July 1867 – this year 150 years ago – the North American colonies of Great Britain were united. The four founding provinces officially became the Dominion of Canada. The Museum Volkenkunde (ethnology) in Leiden, The Netherlands, celebrates this with a special gallery exhibition about the Inuit: Canadese Inuit Kunst (Canadian Inuit Art), on […]

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Helen Rappaport – Caught in the Revolution

The opening weekend of the exhibition “1917. Romanovs & Revolution” at the Hermitage Amsterdam, The Netherlands, started off brilliantly. The opening was on Friday 3 February 2017 and afterwards followed a busy weekend with already many visitors. On Saturday there was a special event for the Friends of the Hermitage with a very well-attended lecture […]

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