Lecture | Topical Issues in Museums
Twentieth-Century Dutch Women Picturing the Middle East: Their Collections at the National Museum of World Cultures
- Tuesday 13 April 2021
- Topical Issues in Museums
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Holly O’Farrell, Museums, Collections and Society Research Group, University of Leiden, “Twentieth-Century Dutch Women Picturing the Middle East: Their Collections at the National Museum of World Cultures” (Inventing a Nation. National Museums and the Formation of Identity).
Working with Museums, Collections and Society, Holly O’Farrell’s work focuses on women collectors during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This lecture is an introduction to this topic and to the idea of photography as a form of collecting which women took part in. A number of women’s collections from the Museum of World Cultures will be explored as part of the lecture, as will some internationally famous collections. Ethnographic photographic collections have often been overlooked and it is important now to highlight their significance and contribution to museums, collections and knowledge.
This lecture is part of the Guest Lectures Spring 2021: Topical Issues in Museums, organized by Dr. Laurie Kalb Cosmo.