Nusantara meeting in Ethnographical Museum Leiden
7 June 2018
Museum Nusantara in Delft had to close and the collection was “de-accessioned”. For the Municipality of Delft this was a task much more difficult than foreseen. After completing this un-natural museum action the whole process was evaluated during a study day in the Museum of World Cultures in Leiden. Since the Amsterdam Pipe Museum also took over a few dozens of objects of the former Delft museum, we attended. Although there was some criticism, we can be satisfied with some rare pipes and fine betel sets, all with a good provenance. All these objects were collected on the spot before 1900!