Collections conversations

On 4 and 5 September 2017, the Research Center for Material Culture in Leiden, The Netherlands, will host the two-day symposium Cool Japan: Creation, Production, and Fabrication of the Cool.

The Un/Engendered lecture and workshop series invites key opinion makers, activists and cultural theorists to reflect on societal norms of gender and sexuality within our ethnographic collection.

To mark the 60 anniversary of Ghana’s independence in 1957, the RCMC/NMVW, along with several partners will organize a year long series of four events.

Diasporic Fashion Identities: beyond haute couture & street culture is a platform to explore themes such as style, representation, appropriation, kinship and identity in relation to the fashioned self and community.

The RCMC also invites a more general public to get involved with our collections through debates, lectures, artist talks and film screenings. These public programs bring a wide array of stakeholders, including academics, artists, and performers, into conversation with our publics on selected themes.