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Reflections on the painting in the Leiden Academy Building

Friday 26 May 2023
Doors open from 12:45
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden

In this symposium, experts, staff and students from Leiden University will discuss what should happen with Rein Dool’s painting in the Academy Building and what the guidelines for the University’s exhibition policy should be. These issues will be explored from diverse perspectives. Moderator: Pieter Slaman, education and university historian at Leiden University.


13.00 - 13.15
Kitty Zijlmans, Opening and introduction
13.20 - 13.40
Job and Floris Cohen – The history of Leiden’s first democratised Executive Board, and the remit of the Rector at the time
13.45 - 14.05
Margriet Schavemaker – On dealing with living history and the art of addition and omission
14.10 - 14.30
Judi Mesman – Who? Where? Why? Representation and perceptions in the buildings of Leiden Universityuwen van de Universiteit Leiden
14.35 - 15.00
Panel discussion with the speakers
15.00 - 16.00
Reception in the Kamerlingh Onnes restaurant

This event wil be in Dutch

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