An Exhibition Dedicated to Courage in the Face of Fear and Hate

Solidarity and equality. These are the values Hannie Schaft and the sisters Truus and Freddie Oversteegen stood up for during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. On the occasion of the recently published book 'Hannie' by the historian Peter Hammann, the Museum Haarlem curated the exhibition Vrouwen in Verzet - Hannie, … Continue reading An Exhibition Dedicated to Courage in the Face of Fear and Hate

Attending the IMC 2017 (International Medieval Conference) in Leeds!

Last week I attended the IMC in Leeds. The IMC (International Medieval Congress) is the largest conference of its kind in Europe. And although this is obviously not an event everybody can attend, I wanted to write a short post on it and share my experiences. This annual conference is organised by the Institute of … Continue reading Attending the IMC 2017 (International Medieval Conference) in Leeds!

Dutch Delftware – Pretty? Yes. But There’s More To It

Somehow the characteristic blue and white decorations of Dutch Delftware continues to fascinate us: whether we look at fashion, interior design, or contemporary arts & craft, the many shades of blue against a white background keep appearing in many different shapes and forms. It seems we can all agree that the colour schemes and decoration patterns … Continue reading Dutch Delftware – Pretty? Yes. But There’s More To It