North Sea Crossings exhibition opening

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North Sea Crossings virtual panel

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 2 December 2021

 5–6.30pm GMT


 Free, live streamed on YouTube

About the event

Join us for a livestream panel discussion to mark the opening of our winter exhibition ​North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Books and the Adventures of Reynard the Fox.

The exhibition tells the story of Anglo-Dutch exchanges through beautiful medieval manuscripts, early prints, maps, animal stories and other treasures from the Bodleian’s collections.

Join our panel discussion which celebrates a special relationship which has lasted over 900 years. Watch our expert panel explore the historical as well as the broader context of Anglo-Dutch relations in politics, art, literature, and modern life.

The discussion will be streamed on this page and on our YouTube channel.

 Welcome by

Richard Ovenden OBE, Bodley's Librarian

 Introduced by

Ambassador Karel van Oosterom

 Panel speakers

Emilie Gordenker, Director of the Van Gogh Museum

Sjoerd Levelt, University of Bristol, exhibition curator

Bart van Es, English Faculty, University of Oxford

Ad Putter, University of Bristol, exhibition curator


North Sea Crossings is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund

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A collaborative project with the University of Bristol.