Johan de la Court award
12 December 2018
Thirty years ago, Don Duco received from the chairman of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW) the Johan de la Court prize for his scientific research into the history of the clay tobacco pipe. This prize is awarded to people who have distinguished themselves with ground-breaking research on their own initiative. The prize, which in addition to a fine medal consisted of a large amount of money, was intended as an encouragement to continue with studies and publications. After 1988, countless articles and various books by Duco followed. This price certainly had a stimulating effect!