From 21 September 2017 until 28 January 2018, The Haags Historisch Museum, Den Haag, will be hosting an exhibiton on two black servants at the court in The Hague. Enslaved as boys and presented to Stadholder William V as gifts in the 1760s, these two black men, Cupido and Sideron, continued working as well-paid servants at the court in The Hague. While exhibitions of this kind usually omit references to non-European servants, this exhibition centres specifically on servants of African descent in order to draw attention to an aspect of Dutch history that is little known.
Miss Jenny the cheeta was one among a collection of animals that were brought to England in 1764. In collaboration with the British Library, the Library of Birmingham is hosting the exhibiton Connecting Stories: Our British Asian Heritage, exploring the transcultural interconnections between Britain and India, Pakistan and Bangladesh from 1600 to the present day. In a family-friendly exhibition, both children and adults can learn more about Miss Jenny the cheetah and other links between British and Asian cultures.
Fòcas India provides emerging photographers from India and Scotland with a professional platform for international exchange, exhibition and training, giving them the opportunity to explore concepts such as place, identity and culture. The creative output of this collaborative work will be inaugurated with an exhibition on 31 August at Trongate 103 with Street Level Photoworks (Glasgow) and will continue to tour through Scotland and India.
31 March to 18 June 2017 Cromhouthuis, Amsterdam
The Cromhouthuis is currently hosting an exhibition of the paintings and illustrations of the naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian. In her research as a naturalist, Merian examined caterpillars, butterflies, and other insects in their natural environment (f.e. in Surinam), and, as a result, produced works that did not just make a contribution to science, but also to art.
14 October 2016 to 14 May 2017
Deutsches Historisches Museum
Inspired by the ideas of sociologist and social activist Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the museum aims at: educating students about the historical trends in the development of toilets, about the design, raw materials, and technologies adopted in the past and those in use in the contemporary world; and at helping policy makers and sanitation experts understanding the efforts made by their predecessors in this field throughout the world and solving present problems in the sanitation sector.
The museum showcases the development of the toilet system of the last five thousand years: from the third millennium B.C. to the end of the 20th century.
The museum can be found at:
Sulabh Bhawan, Palam Dabri Marg, Mahavir Enclave, Palam, New Delhi, DL 110045
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