Open since June 24th: Our Colonial Inheritance in Het Tropenmuseum
In the Netherlands, there is a growing need for information about the colonial past and to improve understanding of its implications for the present. The Tropenmuseum is aware of that part of our history, and it is the mission of the museum to contribute to a more equal and just world. One way they go about this is by creating the new permanent exhibition, Our Colonial Inheritance.
The exhibition pays explicit attention to the continued effects of the Dutch colonial past. And to the resilience, creativity, and opposition of colonised countries and people. Because of its background, the Tropenmuseum is the ideal setting to focus on this part of our history. And to contribute to the conversation about how the past still plays a role today. In the process, the museum hopes to inspire people to find ways to contribute to a more just world themselves.
An extraordinary exhibition, which makes us think.