Scenes from the colonial past: The Maasdamme Collection Exhibition at the Amsterdam Museum

I was in Amsterdam last week for the Black Heritage Amsterdam Tours with students and colleagues. This tour was arranged for our GEO course on Tourist Experience by my colleague Karolina Doughty and it was also an opportunity for me to do fieldwork for my Veni research project. It was while we were on the … Continue reading Scenes from the colonial past: The Maasdamme Collection Exhibition at the Amsterdam Museum

A Gran Sranan Presenteri – The Great Suriname Exhibition – De Grote Suriname Tentoonstelling – a polyphonic autobiography of Suriname

On a rather wet morning last Monday 24th February, I made my way from Wageningen to Amsterdam. My goal? To see 'A Gran Sranan Presenteri - The Great Suriname Exhibition - De Grote Suriname Tentoonstelling' (Sranan Tongo, English and Dutch respectively) at De Nieuwe Kerk in the centre of Amsterdam. De Nieuwe Kerk with its … Continue reading A Gran Sranan Presenteri – The Great Suriname Exhibition – De Grote Suriname Tentoonstelling – a polyphonic autobiography of Suriname