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Knowledge sharing meeting round collaboration UvA Humanities and The Maritime Museum

On 25 January 2018 a joint meeting of the National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaart Museum) and the University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Humanities took place around the exhibition 'The world according to Blaeu: master cartographer of the Golden Age'. Guest curator of this exhibition is UvA researcher dr. Djoeke van Netten. Dr. van Netten gave, together with Ernst van Keulen (educator at the museum), an impression of their experiences and collaboration during the development of this exhibition. They indicated that the work on the exhibition turned out to be a fruitful way to combine research, education and valorisation activities. Also new ideas for future research collaboration projects emerged.

Joan Blaeu's map of the world, dating from 1648 is one of the absolute highlights of The National Maritime Museum. This version of the map is absolutely unique. After being hidden away for a long time, the map is once again open to the public. Its size is impressive – over 2 by 3 metres – and at the time it displayed the most up-to-date knowledge of the world we live in.

The exhibition 'The world according to Blaeu: master cartographer of the Dutch Golden Age' is open for public on April 14 until 30 September 2018 at The National Maritime Museum. 

  1. Report on the meeting (in Dutch)
  2. More information on the exhibition can be found here