connecting arts

To bring attention to Tropenmuseum’s diverse sound collections and the knowledge and histories that are embedded in these collections, Research Center for Material Culture and RE:VIVE announce their Unlocking Sounds collaboration featuring new EPs from three leading contemporary artists.

The Research Center for Material Culture together with the research platform Heterotropics organized the symposium Tropical Dissonance: Decolonizing knowledge through ethnographic archives. The symposium was organized by the research collective KUNCI Cultural Studies Center (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) as a concluding event of their residency project at the Tropenmuseum.

The Research Center for Material Culture, Tropenmuseum, in collaboration with the research platform and event series Heterotropics, is pleased to announce that KUNCI Cultural Studies Center (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) will be Researchers in Residence for the period May – June 2017.

Freedom is a thematic programme organised annually at the Tropenmuseum as the museum’s contribution to the commemoration/celebration of 4/5 Mei. Complementing other events in the city of Amsterdam, the museum's contribution focused on cultural dynamics within an interconnected, globalizing world, around the question What does freedom mean for me/us?

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.