The Mauritshuis museum decided to remove a bust of Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen, governor of the Dutch colony in Brasil from 1637 to 1644, from the museums foyer. The decision stemmed from "the growing public debate about we deal with slavery in the Netherlands (and in museums)", the Mauritshuis explained, according to the Volkskrant. The removal of the bust sparked a storm of outrage and criticism from people feeling that the Netherlands' history is being destroyed.
Jul 27 '16 15:20
Amsterdam Museum wants to bring black role models from the city together for its new exhibition "Zwart Amsterdam". Museum workers are therefore hitting the city streets to find out who the population looks up to