On the Waterfront 27

24 January 2018 - 9:32

On the Waterfront is the semi-annual magazine of the IISH. This is issue 27

On the Waterfront : newsletter from the Friends of the IISH
Authors: Bouwe Hijma, Jaap Kloosterman, Eric de Ruijter, Huub Sanders
Place of publication: Amsterdam
Year: 2014 / Issue: 27 / Format: 16 pp.

Including The Radical Era. The Netherlands during the 70's
Lecture by Professor Duco Hellema and Dr Jacco Pekelder. June 13th 2013


The world we live in is experiencing major changes. We could repeat this sentence endlessly to refer to virtually everything at this point. Generations before us have repeated it endlessly as well. This makes ‘Major Changes’ seem like a permanent fixture throughout history.

The IISH is no exception and has undergone its share of major changes in recent years. Following the previous painful reorganization, which unfortunately resulted in redundancies, new changes are in the pipeline, which will hopefully bring the IISH back up to the speed of nations.

Organizations also experience ordinary, more or less planned changes that are nonetheless enormously influential, including turnover in certain positions. The ‘Friends’ is in the midst of just such a change. Jan Lucassen was the chairman until mid 2012 and briefly transferred this task to Jaap Kloosterman in 2013.

From 2009 Jaap Kloosterman was editor of On the Waterfront. Far more importantly, as director of the IISH he had always been closely involved in all things relating to the Friends, ever since this body was formed in 2000. As a team, Jan and Jaap have left an indelible imprint on the Friends. This is in part because of their vast knowledge of the collection but still more thanks to their great passion for it.

In June 2013 Huub Sanders officially became the new chairman. While his passion for the collections certainly equals that of his illustrious predecessors, he wishes he could say the same about his knowledge of the collection. Jan and Jaap: thank you so much for making the ‘Friends’ such a wonderful creation.

This issue will address an exhibition in Moscow, the collection presentations on 13 June 2013, and the lectures delivered at that occasion by Duco Hellema and our board member Jacco Pekelder.

IISH On the Waterfront 27