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Pressing Matter

Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums
In 2021, the National Museum of World Cultures (NMVW) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) will launch the four-year research programme Pressing Matter: Ownership, Value, and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums. They do so with researchers from five academic institutions, five Dutch museums, and in cooperation with international partners on several continents.

On behalf of NIOD, Kelly Breemen, Ellen Grabowsky, and Martijn Eickhoff will participate in the project. In this four-year research project, various parties will be concerning themselves with issues surrounding museum collections that were compiled in the colonial past. The project is part of the Dutch Research Agenda.  A total of about 11 research positions will become available for this project. Learn more about the research project here.

Website Research Center for Material Culture over dit project

Website VU over dit project

Financier: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek

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