An Indo-Dutch history jam
We have heard of history seminars, where academicians take the dais to reflect on important events of the past. But a concert-seminar is not a term we come by often. That’s how a collaboration between Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, on the theme of Indo-Dutch cultural heritage, has been planned. To be held in November end, it will feature a jam session between historians, Dr Anjana Singh and Bauke van der Pol, and Dutch musician David van Ooijen, who will recreate the early 17th-century era with music by employees and sailors of the Dutch United East India Company on the lute. Also on display will be one of the oldest books from the museum’s collection, called the Dutch Presence in the Subcontinent (1672). It contains sketches and sea views (in pic) of the Bombay Fort in its opening pages.