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Trippenhuis Talks - Museum dialogues: soul-searching in art, science and religion

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Is there anything to be said from science about the existence of the soul? And how is soul expressed in the visual arts? On Thursday 22 February, we will take you on a quest for historical views on the soul and its more current meanings. It promises to be a multifaceted evening not to be missed!

This meeting on the search for the soul marks the start of the new series of KNAW Trippenhuis Talks - Museum Dialogues. In this series, we bring together museum professionals, artists and scientists in fascinating conversations on current topics from the museum world. This first episode was developed in close cooperation with Museum Catharijneconvent following the exhibition The creation of science, which explores the age-old, dynamic relationship between religion and science.

Date & time: Thursday 22 February 2024, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Place: Het Trippenhuis, Tinbergenzaal, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam

More information: Website KNAW

Iris Kensmil, The contribution of Henrietta Lacks, 2023. Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent

Programme

18:30: Walk-in
19:00: Start Trippenhuis Talk including:

  • Introduction by Lieke Wijnia (religious scholar and chief curator of Museum Catharijneconvent)
  • Panel discussion with Lieke Wijnia, Trienke van der Spek (head of scientific collections at Teylers Museum) and Tim Huisman (curator at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave)
  • Panel discussion with Hans Delden (professor of medical ethics University Medical Centre Utrecht), Eric Jorink (senior researcher at the Huygens Institute and Teylers professor of illumination and religion at Leiden University) and Iris Kensmil (visual artist and member of the Academy of Arts)

8.10pm: Reception

The evening will be moderated by Andrea van Pol. 

Free tickets for exhibition 

On presentation of your admission ticket to the Trippenhuis Talks on 22 February, which you will receive after registering, you will receive free admission to the exhibition for two people The creation of science at Museum Catharijneconvent. You can visit the exhibition until 2 June 2024.

The exhibition was realised in collaboration with Teylers Museum and Rijksmuseum Boerhaave.

More information and registration

You are welcome to attend this meeting. Participation is free, but registration is necessary via application form.

Do you have any questions? If so, please contact Emma Anker from the Congress Bureau at congresbureau@knaw.nl.

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