Open Archief Symposium

Symposium Open Archief

What is the difference between an artistic and an academic interpretation of archival materials? What is the relationship between artistic freedom and creative reuse? How ‘open’ should a collection be? What role does research play in making art? And does art influence the working methods of institutional archives? We will discuss these and other questions about the creative reuse of heritage materials during the Open Archief symposium.


NWO grant digital infrastructure GLOBALISE creates new research opportunities VOC archives

Together with the VU Amsterdam, the National Archives, the International Institute for Social History and the Humanities Cluster of the Royal Netherlands Academy, the Huygens Institute for History of the Netherlands is building a state-of-the-art scientific infrastructure over the period 2021-2026, enabling a better understanding of colonial history, the Dutch East India Company and the early-modern histories of countries and cultures of the Indian Ocean and Indonesian Archipelago Worlds.

Fre Cohen, 1 mei 1929, Rode Valken

1 mei: Dag van de Arbeid

In veel landen is 1 mei een feestdag en een erkende vrije dag. Waarom en sinds wanneer wordt deze dag gevierd? En waarom werken we in Nederland op deze dag wel?

Opening ceremony

Opening ceremony ESSHC

For the first time in the history of the ESSHC, the conference had an opening ceremony, with two cultural performances.

Black Archives

Steunbetuiging The Black Archives

On Thursday 3 December the mural 'The wall of Surinamese and black heroes' of the building 'Ons Suriname' in Amsterdam was covered with white paint and racist texts were applied.