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- DUTCH ONLY!

Author: Paul Kempers
Design: Sam de Groot
Series: vis-à-vis

2017, Valiz | supported by Stichting Harten Fonds, Mondriaan Fund, Fonds voor Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten | <paperback | ca. 400 pp. | 23,5 x 16,5 cm (h x w) | Dutch | ISBN 978-94-92095-07-7


An extensive intellectual biography on Jean Leering (1934-2005), the highly active museum director (Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven 1964-73, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam 1973-75), documenta 4 curator (1986), engaged educator, activist, writer and organizer. Influenced by Willem Sandberg’s ideas on the museum as a place where the visitor’s consciousness should be activated, he was committed to developing new models for exhibiting and exhibitions. Four decades after his retirement from the Van Abbe and Tropenmuseum, a new generation of young curators and museum directors is generously borrowing from and revisiting his ideas on the role of the museum in society.

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