Dr. Andréa Kroon, June 16 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Social and political developments in the Golden Age have contributed to the development of Freemasonry. This initiation society originated in the United Kingdom, did not take its modern form until the beginning of the 18th century and then spread to mainland Europe. The Dutch East India Company experienced a heyday in the Golden Age. Just as she began to lose her power, freemasonry flourished. Along the trade route around The Cape to Asia, many lodges were established, which were of great importance for travelers.

Guest curator Dr. Andréa Kroon talks about the roots of Freemasonry in the Golden Age and its later role in international trade.
Participation in the lecture: € 7.50 excl. Museum entry

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