Leering~Jean – ‘Het gaat om heel eenvoudige dingen’, Jean Leering en de kunst
Authors: Paul Kempers Publisher: Valiz, Amsterdam Year: 2018 ISBN 978-94-92095-07-7 Design: Sam de Groot Series: vis-à-vis, paperback | 336 pp. | 23,5 x 16,5 cm (portrait size) | Dutch | new
An extensive intellectual biography on Jean Leering (1934-2005), the highly active museum director (Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven 1964-73, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam 1973-75), documenta 4 curator (1986), engaged educator, activist, writer and organizer. Influenced by Willem Sandberg’s ideas on the museum as a place where the visitor’s consciousness should be activated, he was committed to developing new models for exhibiting and exhibitions. Four decades after his retirement from the Van Abbe and Tropenmuseum, a new generation of young curators and museum directors is generously borrowing from and revisiting his ideas on the role of the museum in society.
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