Museum Talks 2019: The Making of the Exhibition Shifting Image. In Search of Johan Maurits.
- Thursday 21 November 2019
- Museum Talks at the Leiden Department of Art History
- Academie building
- Small Auditorium
The Making of the Exhibition Shifting Image. In Search of Johan Maurits
The Mauritshuis was named after the man who had it built, Johan Maurits, Count of Nassau-Siegen (1604–1679). His house has been home to the Royal Cabinet of Paintings since 1822, now one of the most famous museums in the world. In terms of art history, the museum has always emphasised Johan Maurits's importance to art, architecture and science, but his life story is also part of Dutch colonial history, particularly its role in the development of Brazil and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Emilie Gordenker will discuss the evolution of the exhibition at the Mauritshuis, and how it addresses the changing perception of Johan Maurits as well as its relation to current debates about societal issues.
18h30 Welcome by Stijn Bussels
18h40 Presentation Emilie Gordenker
19h20 Q&A moderated by Edmund Amann
This talk is part of the Seminars in Global Art History and Heritage organised by Mary Bouquet (UCU), Stijn Bussels (LU), & Thijs Weststeijn (UU), as well as the annual Brazil week at Leiden University organised by Edmund Amann, Sara Brandellero, Eduardo Alves Veira and Ana Paula Cardoso.
Please register via S.P.M.Bussels@hum.leidenuniv.nl