March 19, 2019

From the Highest Point: Land surveys in the time of Mesdag

Panorama Mesdag and TU Delft move together onto a higher plane with the exhibition 14 March 2019, Den Haag _ In 1880, while Mesdag was making sketches for his Panorama from the highest dune in Scheveningen, land surveyors were trekking across the entire country drawing up a map of the Netherlands. The painter and land surveyors alike sought out the highest points in the landscape: the first to create a spatial illusion and the latter to measure distances accurately. What similarities and differences were there in the approach of the artist and that of the surveyors? Thanks to a collaboration…

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“In Parallel”; a retrospective on Rashid Al Khalifa’s art

In Parallel Bait Muzna Gallery, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman 18 March – 1 April 2019 ‘In Parallel’ interprets artist Rashid Al Khalifa’s artistic œuvre by considering the interconnectedness of styles that define certain periods. Beginning with landscape painting in the ‘70s and continuing on to minimalistic, parametric structures that Rashid has exhibited most recently, his vast body of work has seen distinct shifts in style through varied use of mediums. However, the recurrence of certain sentiments resonates throughout. Matte, aluminum installations from 2012 onwards, recall his desert landscapes from the ‘70s, whereby the shadows cast by the soft desert light in these early…

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Dutch translation of Philippines’ literary masterpiece “Noli Mi Tangere” 

By Anton Lutter. In a few months a new and extended translation will be published in The Netherlands by Gerard Arp of Arpenco Publishers. It has been for over a century since Noli Mi Tangere has been translated into the Dutch language. To date the only work of Rizal which has been translated into Dutch. The “Noli” is the first novel published by the Philippines national hero Jose Rizal and is considered one of the great literary legacies of the Philippines. Originally it was written in Spanish and published in Berlin in 1887. The book was quickly banned by the…

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ISS – Vulnerability versus Resilience

ISS The Hague conference onpolitics of language in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

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The History of The Hague Day

On Saturday 13 April, The Hague Municipal Archives will organize The History of The Hague Day for the fourteenth time, celebrating the history of The Hague with all its residents.  This year’s theme is ‘gold’, inspired by the annual topic Rembrandt and the Golden Age. Between 11:00 PM and 4:00 AM Het Plein in the centre of The Hague will be transformed into a vibrant festival site. Young, elderly, newcomer, expat, traditional ‘Hagenaar’ or ‘Hagenese’; everyone can participate and enjoy free workshops, guided tours, special performances and old Dutch children’s games, offered by over thirty heritage institutions and organizations in The…

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Exhibition ‘Medieval gardens. Earthly paradises in East and West’

Exhibition ‘Medieval gardens Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at V&A Museum

Dior, ecarlate afternoon dress. The exhibition is a in fact a reconfiguration of the 2017 Paris show, Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, with a different thematic journey, 60 percent new items as well as an original installation celebrating the affection that the Norman designer Dior profound held for England after his stay in the country to learn the language at the age of twenty-one.  Set up by fashion and textiles curator Oriole Cullen and set designer Nathalie Crinière, Designer of Dreams is the first fashion exhibition to be staged in the V&A’s new Amanda Levete-designed galleries, and the largest of its kind…

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The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery at V&A Museum

Coronet and case Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet, designed by Prince Albert, made by Joseph Kitching, London. April 11th 2019 shall be thus far for the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) to reopen the doors of its jewellery gallery rebranded as “The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery” since 2008. More than 80 new items, including Queen Victoria’s sapphire coronet shall be on display.  Amongst the museum’s most popular galleries, more than 4,2 million people have visited the William and Judith Bollinger Gallery’s treasure trove of historic and contemporary jewels. In itself the gallery charts the history of jewellery from Ancient Greece through to…

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“Robert Burns supper” held in Berlin

Dr. Torsten Stein, Ambassador Sir Sebastian Wood, Dr. Alexandra Stein. Burn`s Night 2019. Thursday, 31 January 2019, Berlin, Her Britannic Majesty’s Embassy to the Federal Republic of Germany: British Ambassador to Germany, Sir Sebastian Wood and the Director of the Scottish Government Office in Germany, Dr. Alexandra Stein, marked British-German friendship by hosting guests at a traditional Scottish “Burns Supper”. Annually on 25 January in Scotland proper as well as across the globe Robert Burns suppers take place to celebrate Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns – a pioneer of the literary romantic movement, patriot and philosopher who wrote in the Scots language as well as in…

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Abu Dhabi Festival 2019 Commences with La Bohème in Berlin

In the picture  Mohamed Kanoo, Ambassador Ali bin Abdullah Alahmed, Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, ambassador’s spouse – Image by ADMAF Abu Dhabi Festival 2019 Commences Eclectic Programme of International Commissions with Puccini’s Masterpiece La Bohème in Berlin Extensive international performances to also include Arab music icons Anouar Brahem and Kinan Azmeh in Europe, the return of the Shubbak Festival, and Palestinian singer and musician, Omar Kamal, with his new world tour Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE: 28 January 2019: Abu Dhabi Music and Art Festival’s programme of international commissions commenced on 27 January 2019 at the Komische Oper Berlin, Germany, with Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece, La Bohème. Co-produced…

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