This year, The National Maritime Museum will recognise, in various ways, the commemoration of the violent conquest of the Banda Islands by J.P. Coen 400 years ago and the relevant, interconnected history between the Netherlands and the Banda archipelago.
Components in this include a photography exhibition by Isabelle Boon, the research into a long-lost manuscript about the history of the Banda Islands from the museum's collection and a Dutch-language three-part podcast series National Maritime Museum: Banda & Beyond, in which experts and artists reflect on this eventful history and how this continues to impact the Netherlands today.
exhibition| I love Banda - Isabelle Boon
Visit the I love Banda exhibition: a project by documentary photographer Isabelle Boon, about the influence a colonial past has on the Banda archipelago today. I love Banda is a layered story told about heritage, identity, community and youth. On show until 7 November 2021.
a long-lost manuscript
Read more about the research into the lost manuscript - also known as hikayat - about the history of the Banda Islands from the museum's collection. It was written in 1922 by M.S. (Saleh) Neirabatij. The manuscript is on display in the museum.
podcast Het Scheepvaartmuseum: Banda & Beyond (in Dutch)
Listen to a podcast series of three episodes in Dutch. Het Scheepvaartmuseum: Banda & Beyond, in which experts and artists reflect on this eventful history and how this continues to impact the Netherlands today.