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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
Albert Eckhout, Studies of two Brazilian turtles, c. 1640, Mauritshuis.

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

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