Heritage on the Move exhibition & lectures at 'Hogeschool Leiden'
On Tuesday 5 March the Hogeschool Leiden (University of Applied Sciences Leiden) organised its first International Day for students. A key element during the International Day was the LeidenGlobal photo exhibition ‘Heritage on the Move’, accompanied by two lectures.
Heritage on the Move
The photographs on display form a selection of works provided by researchers of LeidenGlobal partners, reflecting their vision on the theme ‘Heritage on the Move’. 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.
The International Day stimulates the students to start their own international experiences and through several lectures and workshops they learn what international experiences can do for you; learning from new cultures, heritage, behaviour and so on.
Bart Luttikhuis and Tycho van der Hoog, two of the photographers/researchers of whom a photograph is in the exhibition, presented their research and photo during the International Day, shared their study experiences from abroad, and enthused the students to start their own international adventure.
Bart Luttikhuis is a researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV). He is specialized in late colonial history and the history of decolonization, with a focus on early to mid-twentieth century Indonesia. Bart studied history and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and Humboldt University in Berlin. Subsequently, he did his doctoral research in Florence, Italy.
Tycho van der Hoog is affiliated with the African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL). He is a historian and has done research on North Korean monuments in Africa and the historical relationship between African countries and North Korea. For this, Tycho carried out fieldwork in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa.
The exhibition has been on display at the Hogeschool Leiden (Zernikedreef 11 Leiden ground floor) from 25 February till 15 March 2019.