Fig. 1 groepsportret Amsterdam 1908, foto op congres van de Wereldbond voor Vrouwenkiesrecht. 1908, Amsterdam, © Nicolaas Schuitvlot. Collectie IAV - Atria, kennisinstituut voor emancipatie en vrouwengeschiedenis, objectnr. 100003571.

Hollandse folklore bij de wereldbond

Hollandse folklore bij de wereldbond In 1908 werd in Amsterdam het Congres van de Wereldbond voor Vrouwenkiesrecht georganiseerd. Tijdens dit congres is er een foto gemaakt van een groep mensen in Hollandse klederdracht, nadat zij een klompendans hadden uitgevoerd (Fig. 1). Een Hollandse klompendans tijdens een internationaal congres lijkt zeer uniek. De vraag die deze […]

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The belongings Omar took with him on his journey from Syria to the Netherlands (photo by Machiel Spruijt)

“My Phone Helped Me With Everything”

By Circe de Bruin, Lucia Hoenselaars and Machiel Spruijt   This phone played a crucial part in the journeys of Omar Abdulghani (20), a Syrian gay refugee. Omar fled Syria in April 2015, and came to the Netherlands through Turkey and Greece. The internet allowed Omar to discover his own sexuality in a society where […]

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Hello Sailor! or: Problems with Queer Objects

by Robin Hendriks Anthony Tibbles does not like to leave shots unfired. In his article “Hello Sailor! How marine museums are addressing the experience of gay seafarers”, he gives a thorough breakdown of the problems with representation in maritime museums. The histories of women, queer people, and slavery have been largely untold. Only recently have […]

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The Proactive Museum and the Public

By Circe de Bruin   The nature of the decision-making process conducted for an museum exhibition has changed, observes Mark Liddiard in his essay “Changing Histories: museums, sexuality and the future of the past”. Based on interviews with staff and visitors of local, national and independent museums in the UK he describes the following trend: […]

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