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Rijksmuseum holds in 2020 exhibition about the slave trade

Rijksmuseum holds in 2020 exhibition about the slave trade

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will have in 2020 an exhibition about the Dutch slave trade.

“On good and less good ways, it is part of it and should all be shown,” says director Taco Dibbits Friday in the Volkskrant.

According to the newspaper breaks down the director’s choice for the exhibition with the vision of earlier directors, less attention is bestowed on the dark side of Dutch history. So called former director Wim Pijbes of the museum of the treasury of the Netherlands’. Dibbits want to show how Dutch some ‘treasures’.

The Rijksmuseum operates several objects that refer to the slavernijgeschiedenis, such as dioramas made of slavenplantages, etchings and paintings with images of slaves and child slaves as servants in portraits of citizens. The museum also has several works about the dark side of the Dutch marine.

The exhibition works include Wayne Modest, the head of the Research Center for Material Culture from the National Museum of world cultures.

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