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Narrative of slavery

Please join us on Thursday 15 July for a very special event: Narrative of Slavery.

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is curating an exhibition on Slavery until 29 August 2021. In this exhibition the focus lies on slavery in the Dutch colonial period. This era spanning 250 years is an integral part of the history of the Netherlands. This exhibition about slavery takes the form of personal and real-life stories rather than abstract concepts. There are stories from Brazil, Suriname, and the Caribbean, and from South African and Asia.

Valika Smeulders is the current Head of History at the Rijksmuseum and one of the members of the curatorial team for the Slavery exhibition. She will join us via live connection from Amsterdam to talk to us. Also, joining us is Lecturer in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Esther Chadwick.

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Narrative of Slavery
Date: Thursday 15 July 2021
Language: English
Location: online
Time event: 7.30 – 8.45pm

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  • July 15, 2021
  • Thursday, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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Narrative of slavery

Thursday, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
July 15, 2021


Joelle Steijnis

I'm excited to be part of the Dutch Centre team! I'm an Event Coordinator with a passion for bringing people together through cultural experiences. In my current role at the Dutch Centre, I manage all communication for our cultural events.
This includes creating content for the website, social media, and newsletters, as well as recruiting and training volunteers to help out at the events. As a Sponsorship and Raffle Donations coordinator I'm also actively involved in organizing the annual Dutch King's Day celebration in London. Prior to joining the Dutch Centre, I have over 10 years of experience in event management, marketing, and communications. I've worked with a variety of organizations, from the Netherlands Film Festival to the Nederlandse Reisopera. In all my roles, I've thrived on creating successful events and using communication to connect with audiences.


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