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How independent is the Rijksmuseum really? – Rijksmuseum

How independent is the Rijksmuseum really? At least they receive 1/3 government-funding. And for the upcoming exhibition ‘Revolusi’ they also work together with Dutch Culture (Foreign Affairs Ministry) and vfonds, which support Dutch veterans:

Curator Harm Stevens once said that the Rijksmuseum is not ready to take a position when it comes to the Dutch reoccupation of Indonesia (1945-1949.)  Yet, vfonds does take a position: they openly support Dutch veterans, including the ones that fought against Indonesians in 1945-1949. Hereby some quotes from the website of vfonds, in 6 slides:

See also the Online Press Presentation of Rijksmuseum, which was held on January 11, 2022:

Online Press Conference – Rijksmuseum

Anhar Gonggong Urges Indonesia to withdraw from Rijksmuseum Exhibition – CNN

Use of ‘Racist’ Term in Rijksmuseum Provokes Controversy – Artnews