Expatriate Exhibition: Share Your Story
Many expats have come through The Hague, calling this place home for 1 year or 10. A new exhibition featuring stories from all sorts of expats (and all sorts of eras), from diplomats and international employees to students and adventurers, will be on display in The Hague City Hall from 26 October to 14 November. Though October seems like a long way off, the Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) along with ACCESS and the Municipal Archives of The Hague are collecting materials now.
Expats are a unique but diverse community filled with crazy stories of getting adjusted to a new culture and country. There is no doubt that The Hague is truly an international city, and this upcoming exhibition, provisionally titled “Expat History of The Hague,” seeks to showcase that. No matter if you arrived in the 1950’s or the 2010’s, being an expat can be tough, funny, rewarding, and exhausting—sometimes all in the same day. Through your letters, photos, blog entries, and emails, we hope to show how varied The Hague’s expat community is, that expat stories matter, and just how much expats have contributed to the city.
Meet us at the History of The Hague Day, 18 April 2015
The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) will be appearing at the History of The Hague Day (de Dag van de Haagse Geschiedenis). Taking place on Saturday, 18 April 2015 from 11am to 4pm on the Plein in The Hague, the event is intended for all residents of The Hague to become acquainted with the city’s rich history.
Participants include some 40 museums, historical institutes and volunteer groups based in The Hague. These organisations will organise all kinds of activities such as city tours, lectures, boat trips and workshops. The Plein is the main location for the day. It is open to the public free of charge.
Find out more on the website: http://www.dagvandehaagsegeschiedenis.nl/.