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All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

09 September 2008

[The Dutch East Indies in] Colonial World Fairs


09 Sep 2008

The Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

"The Colonial World Fairs collection consists of [over 5800 - ed] objects collected in the Netherlands East Indies between 1870 and 1940. At that time, the country now known as Indonesia was regarded unquestioningly as part of the Netherlands. The aim of the collection was to increase public knowledge about this exotic region. Colonial World Fairs [staged in the period 1880-1931 - ed.] gave large numbers of people the opportunity to become acquainted with their own colonies. It was quite clear how the Netherlands saw the East Indies. And it was equally clear how the Netherlands saw itself - or wanted to see itself."

Site contents:
* Intro; * World Fairs; * About the collection; * Bibliography; * Colophon; * Search in collection; * Browse collection (by cultures, by countries, regions and places, by names).

URL http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?/en/collecties/koloniale_wereldtentoonstellingen

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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