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Conference Cultural Diversity or or Cultural Freedom?

A report on the Reclaiming Cultural Diversity conference held at the end of September in Amsterdam. Eric Kluitenberg, who helped organise the conference, tells us what he observed in the article Cultural Diversity or Cultural Freedom? >>

Videobrasil opens a perspective of the South

To offer video artists in the southern hemisphere a platform for their work. That is the objective of Videobrasil, the largest electronic art festival in Latin America. >>>

Emergency fund to protect cultural heritage

The Prince Claus Fund presented the new Cultural Emergency Response (CDR) fund for the protection of cultural heritage during times of war on 25 September. >>>


The Videobrasil network

A new type of partnership between Videobrasil and the Prince Claus Fund. >>>

The information society: large and small initiatives

The UN World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) focused interest on ICT as a means to increase people’s independence and assertiveness. >>>

Images of a Flexible Andes culture

The CEDLA in Amsterdam published a book on the effect of globalisation on the Andes culture, simultaneously with a CD ROM with photographs of the Andes. >>>

African Gender Studies authority assumes Prince Claus chair

Nigerian professor Amina Mama (1958) will hold the Prince Claus chair in 2003/2004. >>>


Strange behaviour in its cultural context

In Vreemd Volk (Strange People), author Jacob Vossestein lends insight into the behaviour of people in other cultures. >>>


Sharjah Award for Arabian culture presented

Moroccan author Ben Salem Himmich and Bosnian professor Esad Durakovic were presented with the Unesco Sharjah Award for Arabian Culture. >>>





Theoneminutes are videos that last exactly one minute. The ideal experimentation form for artists; for viewers the ideal length of time to view on the internet.


 Two movements in the non-western policy of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.


Archive 'Current Affairs'

'Current Affairs' since september 2001



The Power of Culture is an initiative by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands, Cultural Collaboration, Education and Research Department.

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