Marron in the village of Moitaki near Dritabiki, Suriname (photo by Thomas Polime)

Photo: Thomas Polime

Visitors' talk: Aukan Marron delegation Suriname

On Friday 7 April 2017 representatives of the Aukan Marron community from Suriname discuss the future of their community’s heritage.
vrijdag 7 april 2017, 15:00

A delegation of the Aukan Marron community from Suriname will discuss the challenges their community faces in safeguarding its heritage, their mission in the Netherlands and hopes and expectations for the future on Friday 7 April at the Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem.

Programme (note: this is subject to last minute changes)
15:00    Welcome by KIEN, RCE and DutchCulture
15:05    Presentation on Netherlands-Suriname Marron project by Linn                       Borghuis (RCE) and Thomas Polimé (Stichting Wooko Makandie)
15:15    Q&A with Marron delegation from Suriname by Arjen Kok (RCE),                   time for questions
16:00    Q&A with Marron representatives from the Netherlands by Saskia                   van Oostveen (KIEN) and Arjen Kok, time for questions
16:45    Short movie (Marron play) TBC
16:55    Closing
17:00    Network moment with drinks
18:00    End of event

The delegation consists of Ms Fidelia Graand-Galon (Honorary Chair of the Marron Women Network), Mr Wensley Misiedjan (Treasurer of the Association of Aukan  Authorities, ‘Vereniging Aukaanse Gezagsdragers’), Mr John Setoe Misiedjan (Member of the cabinet of Chief Bono Velantie) and Mr Johan Djanie (Member of the cabinet of Chief Bono Velantie).  

The visitors’ talk is jointly hosted by the Dutch Centre for Intangible Heritage, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and DutchCulture. For more information about the visit of the Aukan Marron delegation and the working visit click here.

Practical information
Date: Friday 7 April 2017
Time: 15:00-17:00 hrs (doors open at 14:30 hrs, afterwards networking opportunity until 18:00 hrs)
Location: Kasteelboerderij in the Netherlands Open Air Museum, Hoeferlaan 4 in Arnhem
Language: Dutch
Admission: please register here

Dutch Open Air Museum
Organization type: 
Shared Cultural Heritage
Intangible Heritage