Palaces 2 Kew Palace – The Dutch House

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Kew Palace: between London and Hampton court palace

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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.

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About me:

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.

Black beautiful Rubens to Dumas cover
Black beautiful Rubens to Dumas cover

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.)

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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)

Cupido en Sideron Cover 30-8-2017

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1 Comment

  1. Wat doe jij toch geweldig werk!!! Ik zie af en toe ook historische schilderijen met zwarte mensen erop, als jij prijs stelt op rtips: als je mij je 06 nr geeft dan zal ik je vanaf nu een foto via whatsapp toesturen van alle werken die van belang kunnen zijn voor jouw onderzoek,
    Groet mirjam

    Mirjam Westen
    Curator contemporary art
    Museum Arnhem
    Utrechtseweg 87
    6812 AA Arnhem
    The Netherlands
    +3126 3031433
    http://www.museumarnhem.nl

    [cid:EDDE8C49-D5C1-4732-8ED1-253103B502B7@lava.lokaal] exhibits:

    I want it to be soft. The journey of Bas Kosters
    May 14 – Sept 4, 2016

    TransHISTORY. Sonsbeek International
    With works by Tiffany Chung, Eva Kot’átková, Agung Kurniawan, Zbigniew Libera, Charles Lim, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Otobong Nkanga, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Marco Paulo Rolla, Roy Villevoye & Jan Dietvorst.
    June 4 – Sept 18, 2016

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