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  • Culture: Public or Private?

    Culture: Public or Private?

    Looking at the present situation in many countries we have the impression that culture, museums and heritage have always been state financed affairs. Yet, historical reality might offer us a different picture.
  • Carthage: The image of a lost city

    Carthage: The image of a lost city

    An exhibition always poses problems of representation. In the case of the lost city of Carthage: stereotypes and a lack of information. By its upcoming exhibition the National Museum of Antiquities seeks to shed new light on the Tunisian Unesco site.
  • Notes on Utopia: An Exhibition

    Notes on Utopia: An Exhibition

    'Utopia, Visions of a New World' is the current exhibition in De Lankenhal Museum. An Utopia is often defined as an ideal that comes to break with the past to move towards the future. What’s new then about this particular Utopia in exhibit?
  • Mummies and coffins in Leiden

    Mummies and coffins in Leiden

    Somehow mummies and coffins have always fascinated people. Why? From the moment archaeologists excavated many of them, mummies and coffins started lives that were not originally intended.
  • Moving heritage: a political issue

    Moving heritage: a political issue

    We are inclined to 'sacralize' heritage, as if the importance of certain objects has always been seen and recognized and has always been beyond discussion. But meanings attributed to certain objects have always been subject to change.