Two editors visited the new Resistance Museum (Verzetsmuseum) in Amsterdam: ‘Wie op zoek is naar een gezicht van de Tweede Wereldoorlog is hier zeker aan het juiste adres, maar een bredere context ontbreekt.’
In this De passie van…, Enno Maessen explains his passion for urban history and the diversity of Istanbul. The interview discusses where this love for urban history and Turkey originated from and explains the importance of the experience of space. Enno hopes to share his passion with students and colleagues alike. Hopefully, this De passie van… inspires you to delve a little deeper into the possible fields of exploration within urban history and Turkey.
Woodstock was a world famous music festical, held in 1969, and has gotten much attention in the past and present. Held in the same year, the Harlem Cultural Festival, never got the same kind of attention. With his directoral debut, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson tries to pull the festival from the clutches of oblivion. Dirk Hooier watched and reviewed ‘Summer of Soul’.
We interview dr. Gertjan Plets about passions in all shapes and forms: passions at work, in leisure time and at the interface between the two. Topics discussed are Gertjan’s journey from archaeology to heritage, his recent research into energy companies’ sponsorship of museums, his enthusiasm for handiwork and cycling, and what he looks for in colleagues and students. Above all, Gertjan celebrates passion and encourages everyone to follow their interests.
Why do we see so few female artists in museums? Despite social and institutional barriers, there have definitely been women who were successful in the art world. It’s time to shed more light on these women and to do justice to this often neglected part of (art) history.