Tropenmuseum Baas: ‘Recognizing that injustice has taken place’ | Culture

Director Stijn Schoonderwoerd in the Museum of Ethnology with the stolen Singosari statues from Indonesia.

Director Stijn Schoonderwoerd in the Museum of Ethnology with the stolen Singosari statues from Indonesia.

entertainment“>Amsterdam – One of the most frequently asked questions that museum director Stijn Schoonderwoerd has recently been getting is: ‘Will we soon have an empty Tropenmuseum’? “The answer is no,” smiles the boss of this Amsterdam museum, which, together with the Africa Museum in Berg en Dal and the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, has formed the ‘National Museum of World Cultures’ since 2014. “I don’t suddenly expect hundreds of claims from abroad about art once stolen. But it is good that this report is available. Although there will undoubtedly be, in these times of polarization, people who think differently. ”

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