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Belgian Colonial Monuments / Jan Kempenaers

Roma Publication 355

This book contains an inventory consisting of 40 colonial monuments related to the Belgian colonial past, from King Leopold II’s Free State to the independence of Congo in 1960, which to date and without exception can all be found in the Belgian public space. Today we experience monuments and the symbolism of memory and veneration in a different way than when they were conceived. The colonial era still has an impact on today’s society, which is why the memorials are now rightly under discussion.

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Artist: Jan Kempenaers
In cooperation with: MuZee, Oostende
Year: 2019
Design: Roger Willems
Number of pages: 72
Size: 22 x 22 cm
ISBN: 9789492811509

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