Ottoman – Dutch Relations in their 400th Year
10 March, Saturday
Eveline Sint Nicolaas
İsmail Hakkı Kadı
|Dated 400 years, the relations between the Netherlands and Turkey began when Sultan Ahmed I issued the first capitulations through the efforts of the first Dutch Ambassador Cornelis Haga in 1612. In the 17th and 18th centuries, maritime trade was coordinated by the Levant Trade Administration, and consequently, the Dutch ships brought Leiden fabrics, silver coins, and other products to the Ottoman Empire, taking Ankara wool, cotton, silk, and countless other goods back to the Netherlands. Located in the City Hall of Amsterdam, the office of the Levant Trade Administration housed various paintings and maps of the Ottoman Empire; a portion of the collection currently preserved at Rijksmuseum and comprised of works by Jean Baptiste Vamour and his School, which Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen collected in early 18th century, was also displayed on the walls of this office.
Gül İrepoğlu, Dr. İsmail HakkıKadı of İstanbul Medeniyet University and Eveline Sint Nicolaas of Rijksmuseum Amsterdam will review the early periods of the diplomatic, commercial, cultural, and artistic ties between the two countries under the guidance of historical data and works of art.
The panel will be in English and Turkish.