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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Newsletter – 11 April 2013

April 11th, 2013

  The Ritman Library Newsletter no. 6/2013 – 11 APRIL 2013     VIDEO VIDEO OF THE SPECIAL EVENT Wonderful Worlds of botany, alchemy and esotericism On 22 March about 55 people attended the special afternoon devoted to the two exhibitions currently showing in The Ritman Library: ‘A Curious Tsar‘ and ‘Alchemy on the Amstel‘. Director & […]

The Ritman Library and The Hermitage Amsterdam

April 10th, 2013

Cultural heritage institutions are working together more and more to make things happen, and it’s happening here in Amsterdam, too. On 8 March Mr. Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of The State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, officially opened A Curious Tsar. Peter the Great and discovering Nature’s Secrets in Amsterdam, the new exhibition now showing in […]

Picturing the Art of Iatrochemistry by Robert Collis

April 9th, 2013

Last week I taught a class on Western esotericism and visual culture at Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa). When preparing the class I happened upon the excellent Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) website, which contains an impressive selection of fine art devoted to ‘The Art of Iatrochemistry’ that is on display as part of the permanent […]