Show me China: Discover four centuries of Chinese presence in the Netherlands

Thursday 18 May, 10.00-16.30 uur – Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (aula)

In 2017 no less than 6 exhibitions on China will open in Dutch museums. This provides an excellent opportunity to join forces and together explore the current art- and cultural-historical views on China through a Symposium. Researchers and curators form the Rijksmuseum, the Frans Hals museum, Groninger Museum, Ceramics Museum Princessehof, the LeidenAsiaCentre, Museum Prinsenhof, the National Archive, and the universities of Amsterdam, Utrecht and Leiden will take you on a dynamic journey exploring perceptions and representations of Chinese art and culture in the Netherlands from the seventeenth century to the present day. Download the full programme (in Dutch) here.

This symposium is an initiative of the NWO-research project The Chinese Impact in collaboration with Gemeentemuseum The Hague and Museum Prinsenhof Delft and is generously supported by the Confucius Institute, the Huizinga Institute, LeidenAsiaCentre,the Postgraduate School for Art History (OSK) and The Society of Friends of Asian Art (VVAK).

To register send an email to with the subject ‘China symposium’, then you will receive a link for the payment.


Gemeentemuseum, Stadhouderslaan 41, Den Haag