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Exhibition Signs of Solidarity: the Dutch against Apartheid

4 June 2014
IISG, Amsterdam

The exhibition Signs of Solidarity: the Dutch against apartheid visualizes the contributions of Dutch anti-apartheid activists and their supporters during the international struggle against racism and for freedom in South Africa.

The exhibition was developed by ZAM, commissioned by the Dutch embassy in South Africa and the South African embassy in the Netherlands and produced with the support of the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. The exhibition Signs of Solidarity was put together  by Paul Faber and designed by Dave Hope. Bart Luirink (ZAM) and Kier Schuringa (IISH) acted as main advisors.


16.00 hours: IISH, Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam

  • Welcome by Henk Wals, Director IISH
  • Roeland Muskens - presentation of his book Aan de goede kant: biografie van de Nederlandse anti-apartheidsbeweging 1960-1990
  • Paul Faber, about the use of visual material by pressure groups like the anti-apartheid movement
  • Peter Goosen, South African Ambassador in the Netherlands, will open the exhibition.

16.45 hours: Drinks in the IISH restaurant and possibility to visit the exhibition in the adjacent vide (until 18.00 hours).

The exhibition is on view at the IISH until Thursday, June 12, 2014, and will travel through South Africa from July 2014 onwards.

Please notify Kier Schuringa ( if you want to attend the opening on June 4th