Shared Heritage: reading tips for the cold winter months
‘Boeroes, Een familiegeschiedenis van witte Surinamers’ ('Boeroes, A family history of white Surinamese') by Karin Sitalsing is a search for the unique history of an unknown Dutch-Surinamese population.
‘Holambra: De moeizame beginjaren van een stukje Nederland in Brazilië’ ('Holambra: The Difficult First Years of a New Holland in Brazil') by Mari Smits tells why Dutch farmers left for Brazil and what they experienced during their challenging pioneering years.
‘Building in Indonesia (1600-1960)’ by Cor Passchier provides an overview of the history of building and the development of infrastructure in Indonesia from 1600 to 1960.
‘Heritage in Transition’ by Isabelle Boon, a photobook depicting the lives of people living in the changing historical inner cities of Jakarta and Semarang and telling their stories.
‘A Narrow Bridge, Japan and the Netherlands from 1600’, in the Rijksmuseum’s Country Series discovers the objects in the Rijksmuseum that testify to the unique and turbulent shared history of Japan and the Netherlands, one that has been characterised by admiration and interest, but also misunderstanding and mistrust.
‘Cinnamon and Elephants, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands from 1600’ in the Rijksmuseum’s Country Series examines objects from the Rijksmuseum’s collection and uses illustrations from other institutions to tell the story of Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka and the relationship between the VOC and Kandy.
‘Recreating Amsterdam’, by Fred Feddes and Sonia Mangiapane tells the story of Stadsherstel Amsterdam, which was founded in 1956 to preserve the built heritage and residential function of Amsterdam’s historical city centre.