In memory of Helperi Kimm
30 September 2017
Last night a commemorative dinner was organized in the famous Amsterdam Hotel Schiller for Tiemen Helperi Kimm who passed away last January. Kimm, for many years secretary of the board of Royal Niemeyer Tobacco, was appointed director of the Nautical Museum and Niemeyer Tobacco Museum in 1981. He rearranged the collection, originally created by Brongers, focusing more on the typical Dutch smoking culture. During dinner fragments of the many TV and film shots of the deceased showed the passion and dedication of this remarkable personality. Over the past years Kimm wrote his opus magnum, a detailed book on the relation of ancient Rome with the Germanic tribes in North-West Europe.