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After the sacking of Antwerp in 1585, the Northern Netherlands became the centre of manufacture and trade of high quality linen and of bleaching linen fabrics from at home and abroad. Bianca du Mortier, curator of costume at the Rijksmuseum, will explore why the ruff became an iconic image of the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic. Melanie Braun of The School of Historical Dress will demonstrate the importance of reconstructions of surviving historical garments.

Event details of ACSEM Object Colloquium: The Ruff
Date 14 February 2023
Time 15:30 -17:00
Location University Library
Room Doelenzaal

Spoken language: English.
Drinks on location (at the UB) afterwards.

Amsterdam Centre for Studies in Early Modernity (ACSEM)

ACSEM is formerly knows as Amsterdam Centre for the Study of the Golden Age. The new name comes with a new annual program - the Object Quolloquia Series. The series has the overarching theme: Exploring the World through the Material Turn. All speakers have taken up the challenge of creating a coherent, interdisciplinary program. Thanks to them, it promises to be a year of in-depth discussion and new acquaintances. The full annual program can be found below. 

The Object Quolloquia Series

The Object Colloquia Series explores the world through the material turn. Each interdisciplinary duo of speakers takes one object or product as a point of departure to study and discuss various aspects of Early Modern art, culture, and history. These series are organized by the Amsterdam Centre for Studies in Early Modernity (ACSEM).

University Library

Room Doelenzaal

Singel 425
1012 WP Amsterdam