Changes in South Africa and the Netherlands

In cooperation with VU Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum will organize a symposium about the transformation process in South Africa and the Netherlands on the 5th of April 2017, featuring influential speakers. The symposium is held to accompany the exhibition Good Hope of the Rijksmuseum. While the exhibition looks back on the emotive history between South Africa and the Netherlands, the symposium looks forward: what can both countries learn from each other regarding the new generation? 

Several influential speakers from both South Africa and the Netherlands have been invited for this symposium and they will all give their vision on the future of the new generation. Students will also give their ideas and thoughts about this topic in a panel discussion. 

Speakers
  • Mamokgethi Phakeng (Vice-Chancellor van Research & Internationalisation, University of Cape Town) 
  • Antjie Krog (poet, writer, journalist and professor at University of the Western Cape)
  • Adriaan van Dis (poet, writer, journalist and professor at University of the Western Cape)
  • Martine Gosselink (Head Department of History, Rijksmuseum)
  • Prof. André Ran (Desmond Tutu Professor in Mathematics, Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam) 
  • Seada Nourhussen (Africa editor at Trouw) 
  • Vinod Subramaniam (Rector Magnificus, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) 

What: Symposium – diversity and change in South Africa and the Netherlands 
Where: The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
When: Wednesday, 5 April 2017
What time: from 6 pm to 10 pm 
Price: €15 regular/€10  students (incl. visit to the exhibition Good Hope, a drink and bite)  

*The symposium is in English 

For more information about the exhibition and tickets for the symposium: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/good-hope