Greetings, friends and colleagues. This is the public blog for the Netherlands Exploration Seminar, 2010 edition, brought to you collaboratively by the University of Washington’s Exploration Seminar Program, the Virtual Knowledge Studio and the Erasmus Studio in Amsterdam and Rotterdam respectively, and the Continuous Access to Cultural Heritage (CATCH) Program.
The Netherlands Exploration Seminar (NEX) will be in-country from August 22 through September 17, 2010. We will be physically based at the Bicycle Hotel in Amsterdam for the first week and then at the Hotel Baan in Rotterdam for the remainder of the program. We will be making field trips and site visits to libraries throughout the Randstad (the main conurbation in the Netherlands), radio and TV institutes, and perhaps some more places to be determined once we get there. We’ll all take part in writing about and reflecting on our experiences there, and hopefully posting photos and other media as well so our friends and colleagues in the States can experience the fun and the learning if only vicariously.
Right now, though, most of us are getting ready for the trip, whether we’re cleaning house, packing our bags, hugging our kids / partners / pets / televisions, or debating the eternal question: “Do I bring a laptop, or not?” To tide you over in the meantime, here are a few photos and other media from earlier versions of the program:
That’s all for now. Dag!