1. The Legacy of the Netherlands

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    The Legacy of the Netherlands is a joint initiative of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library) and the National Archives. The story is told of 1,000 years of Dutch history, language and culture, based around important items from both collections. The exhibition links both the collections and architecture of the two institutions. CONCEPT/DESIGN The concept was to turn this area into a modern treasure chamber. By analogy with archetypal treasure chambers in comic strips or adventure films, the visitor is taken by surprise upon entering by a vast number of objects in an atmosphere of mystery: treasures as far as the eye can see. Forty showcases, each containing one special object, are placed close to each other, allowing the visitor to wander between them. In this relative chaos, a huge projection wall provides structure. Furthermore, use is made of various media such as sound, light and touch screens. This makes this treasure chamber not only a very unique collection of beautiful books and documents, but above all an amazing experience. Due to the great value of the exhibited items, special attention was paid to security of the showcases. Various prototypes were tested for break-in and impact resistance. It can be said without exaggeration that these showcases are among the most secure in the Netherlands. video: Tungsten Studio

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    • The Dutch East Indies Company - The First 100 Years - Dr Thomas Crump

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      Dr Thomas Crump moved to Amsterdam in 1972 to take up an appointment in the University's Social Sciences Faculty, which occupies the original corporate headquarters of the VOC - the Dutch East Indies Company. His interest in the VOC goes back to 1980, when he set up a research project in Japan, where, for a period of more than 200 years, starting in the mid-17th century, the Company enjoyed a complete monolopy of foreign trade granted by the ruling shoguns. This was a extension of its successful exploitation of the wealth of the East Indies during the 16th and 17th centuries. In the first hundred years, by facing off all its european rivals - where necessary by force of arms - the company brought unprecedented wealth to the Netherlands. This will be the subject of the first lecture. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-dutch-east-indies-company-the-first-100-years Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There is currently nearly 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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      • SCHS Podcast #2 - Food, Drink and Celebrations of the Hudson Valley Dutch: An Interview with Peter Rose

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        Premier culinary historian Peter Rose recently sat down with author and Daily Gazette reporter Bill Buell. Learn more about this unique historian, as she talks with Bill about everything from where she got her unusual name to her where her most recent research has taken her! For more information about the Schenectady County Historical Society, please visit www.schist.org.

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        • Haagse expats bezoeken het Sarnamihuis

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          Expats living and working in The Hague visit the Sarnamihuis.

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          • Prof. Dr. Chan Choenni gives a tour in the Sarnamihuis

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            Prof. Dr. Chan Choenni gives a tour in the Sarnamihuis in Den Hague to students of the Haage Hogeschool. He shows parts of the permanent collection in the Sarnamihuis and explains about the history of the people that moved from India to Surinam and later to the Netherlands.

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            • Food, Drink and Celebrations of the Hudson Valley Dutch: An Interview with Peter Rose

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              Premier culinary historian Peter Rose recently sat down with author and Daily Gazette reporter Bill Buell. Learn more about this unique historian as she talks with Bill about everything from where she got her unusual name to her where her most recent research has taken her!

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              • The Dutch East Indies Company: The Second 100 Years - Thomas Crump

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                This second lecture will focus on the VOC's second hundred years and will explain hows it slowly lost out on almost everything it had gained, to become bankrupt by the end of the 18th century - ending a remarkable period in the history of European colonialism. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/laurence-sterne-and-joseph-haydn Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There is currently nearly 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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                • Dutch Wednesday: James Kennedy - The End of Tolerance?

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                  On 12 September 2012 Professor James Kennedy delivered this lecture at the Netherlands Institute in Saint-Petersburg, within the framework of the institute's monthly 'Dutch Wednesday' evenings. In the lecture, Professor Kennedy analyzed three centuries of religious tolerance in the Netherlands, as well as the challenges facing Dutch tolerance in the 21st century.

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                  • Dutch Wednesday: James Kennedy - The End of Tolerance?

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                    On 12 September 2012 Professor James Kennedy delivered this lecture at the Netherlands Institute in Saint-Petersburg, within the framework of the institute's monthly 'Dutch Wednesday' evenings. In the lecture, Professor Kennedy analyzed three centuries of religious tolerance in the Netherlands, as well as the challenges facing Dutch tolerance in the 21st century.

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                    • Canadian liberators honoured by Dutch

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                      In late 1944 and early 1945, the people of The Netherlands witnessed a bloody struggle to liberate their country, as occupying Nazi forces fought desperate rearguard actions to stall the Allied advance into Germany. Leading the fight to free The Netherlands were Canadian forces. Today, the Dutch continue to honour those Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice. On 4 May 2011, at The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Holten Canadian War Cemetery, a service to remember those who fought and died to free The Netherlands was held.

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