20 Dec 2014 - 31 May 2015
Two hundred years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Two hundred years may seem to be a long time, but the lives of only three grandmothers fill that gap. The past really is quite near and therefore touches our own lives.
The exhibition relates to some remarks made by Rudy Kousbroek. He found that our society remained unaltered for thousands of years, but changed radically after 1950. That had to do with the increased prosperity which practically banished all poverty. Authority also changed, and policemen for instance were no longer held in awe. The influence of the Church strongly diminished, and since then the position of women has been more independent than ever.
His remarks formed the basis of the selection of the images. They revive the past two hundred years, and focus on the day-to-day life of the Dutch.
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