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Shiva Nataraja, AK-MAK 187

India and the Netherlands: A seminar by the Royal Asian Art Society in the Netherlands and the Embassy of India hosted by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

India and the Netherlands: A seminar by the Royal Asian Art Society in the Netherlands and the Embassy of India hosted by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

You are most cordially invited to attend the seminar ‘India and the Netherlands’, jointly organised by the Royal Asian Art Society in the Netherlands and the Embassy of India. It is a great honour that His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will attend part of the seminar prior to the state visit to India in October.

You will attend four lectures covering a broad range of subjects: from new research and insights on the bronze Shiva statue that belongs to the KVVAK’s collection, to two lectures about the history of the relation between India and the Netherlands, as well as a modern business point of view. Furthermore, Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India, will present his book ‘India and the Netherlands. Past, Present and Future’. The first copy of this book will be presented to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander.

You will find the full programme below.

 

Registration

Space is limited! KVVAK members and partner members may subscribe to the seminar. Please fill out your full name and membership number and, if applicable, your partner’s full name and membership number on the registration form. At the registration’s desk of the seminar you will be asked to present the invitation as well as your ID.

Programme

15.00   Doors open and registration

15:30   Welcome by Pieter Ariëns Kappers, Chair of the Royal Asian Art Society in the Netherlands

15:35   Lecture by Menno Fitski, Director Asian Art Department of the Rijksmuseum, ‘Shiva, King of the Dancers- the remarkable Indian bronze statue from the Chola Period (12thcentury) at the Rijksmuseum. Background, new research and insights’

16:05   Lecture by Marens Engelhard, Director of the National Archive, ‘Historical perspectives on the relation between India and the Netherlands’

16:35   Coffee and tea break in the Foyer of the Auditorium

17:00   Arrival of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima. Welcome by Taco Dibbits, Director of the Rijksmuseum

17:10   Presentation by Ambassador Venu Rajamony of the book ‘India and the Netherlands. Past, Present and Future’ and the presentation of the book to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander

17:30   Lecture by Martine Gosselink, Head of the Department of History of the Rijksmuseum, ‘The Netherlands and India, a shared history’

17:40   Lecture by Mr Hans de Boer, Chair of VNO-NCW, ‘Trade and business relations between the Netherlands and India, present and future’

18:00   Festive drinks reception with Indian fingerfood

19:00   End of programme


Registration form