Kew Palace: between London and Hampton court palace
Op mijn reis naar Engeland voor onderzoek bezocht ik enkele paleizen en plekken waar de familie Oranje heeft gewoond. Een van die plekken is Kew Palace, vroeger Kew house of The Dutch house genoemd.
Het was een lievelingsplek van koning George III. De gekke koning die Verenigde Staten verloor. Hij had een goed huwelijk, op zijn gekte periodes na, met Charlotte Sophia van Mecklenburg Strelitz. Ze kregen samen vijftien kinderen.
On my trip to England, I visited a few palaces and places where the family of Orange has lived. One of those places is Kew Palace, formerly known as Kew house or The Dutch house.
In 2008 I was guest curator of the exhibition Black is beautiful. Rubens to Dumas. Important advisors Elizabeth McGrath (Rubens and colleagues, Warburg institute Image of the Black in Western Art collection), Carl Haarnack (slavery in books), Elmer Kolfin (slavery in prints and paintings) en Adi Martis (contemporary art). Gary Schwartz made his research for The Image of the Black in Western Art available to me.
In 2014 my essay ‘Painted Blacks and Radical Imagery in the Netherlands (1900-1940)’ was published in The Image of the Black in Western Art Volume V (I). (ed. David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates jr.)
In 2017 I published a book about the black servants at the Court of the Royal Van Oranje family. More than a thousand documents have been found about their lives. (only in Dutch)
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