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LeidenGlobal presents New Photographs Exhibition

LeidenGlobal presents New Photographs of the exhibition ‘Heritage on the Move’

Location: Pieter de la Court building, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden
Date: 11 August – 11 October 2018

From August 11th until October 11th the 6 additional photographs to the LeidenGlobal Exhibition ‘Heritage on the Move’ will be on Display for the first time at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences: Pieter de La Court building, ground floor.

Gerard Persoon, Professor Emeritus Environment and Development, will give the Kick Off Lecture on September 11th, entitled: Indigenous traditions in new contexts: some examples from Taiwan.

Heritage on the Move
Within the central theme ‘Heritage on the Move’ LeidenGlobal in 2017 started a photo exhibition with 12 photographs by scholars from Leiden showing their idea of the impact of migration on heritage. Cultural heritage is often understood in terms of local identity alone. But in fact it travels across the globe because of trade, human migrations and many other forms of connectivity, including mass media; and it has done so since times immemorial. In this process people may change, but so does the cultural heritage on the move.

Additional photographs
This exhibition moved around Leiden and surroundings and was successfully exposed to a huge amount of people. Thus LeidenGlobal decided to extend the exhibition with another 6 photographs from scholars from LeidenGlobal partners with their ideas on the theme. Amongst others photographs will be presented by scholars from Cultural Anthropology, the African Studies Centre and Archaeology.

During the exhibition at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences from August 11th until October 11th also a few lectures will be given by the photographers on their research related to one of the presented photographs, which will include a kick off meeting for the Exhibition (when the Academic Year starts).

If you are interested, the original exhibition and the new 6 photographs with their stories can be seen online.

About the 'Heritage on the Move' exhibition

In January 2017 all LeidenGlobal partners decided that LeidenGlobal for a few years would structure its activities around the common theme ‘Heritage on the Move’ as a leading criteria for organising activities and actions. Within the present cultural, social and political context as well heritage and migration are subjects that cannot be avoided. People and their things move around. Often they are forced by political turbulence, but most migration has other incentives. Economic reasons to migrate or to move temporarily are also important.

The photo exhibition shows photographs provided by scholars of LeidenGlobal partners, reflecting their vision on the theme ‘Heritage on the Move’. The exhibition itself also moves around Leiden and surroundings to give people a small peak in the enormous cultural knowledge and research Leiden has to offer. The past year the photographs have been exhibited at the Faculty of Archaeology / Van Steenis building, Museum Volkenkunde, Faculty of Humanities / PJ Veth building, Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs / Wijnhaven Den Haag, Leiden Public Library BplusC and the Municipality of Leiden. It has also been shown during the following events: KITLV meeting, Kunstroute Leiden Lokhorst church, VSNU Impact Festival Amersfoort and the LeidenGlobal StepTalk.

If you are interested to have the exhibition on display at another place, please contact LeidenGlobal.