Teylers Museum in Haarlem hosts from January until May 2009 the exibition 'De exotische mens. Andere culturen als amusement'. ('Exotic Man. Other Cultures as Entertainment'.) Writer Koulsy Lamko, originally from Chad, gives a personal impression.
Syrian-Kurdish writer and journalist Maha Hassan lived for a year at the invitiation of Amsterdam Vluchtstad (till August 2008) in the former, renovated apartment of Anne Frank and her family at the Amsterdam Merwedeplein. According to Maha Hassan the female author in the Arabic world is still caught in stereotypes.
The eyes of the culture world are on South Africa as the country prepares to host the fourth World Summit on Arts and Culture in 2009. Mike van Graan speaks with Nicholas Motsatse, chairperson of the National Arts Council in South Africa.
On 1 March 2007, Marianne Bhalotra passed her position as coordinator of the Hubert Bals Fund to Bianca Taal. She looks back on twelve years Hubert Bals Fund and views its future from the perspective of the new co-funding program Medefinancierings-systeem 2009-2012 (MFS).