Tag Archives: dutch east indies company

Batavia and the Dutch Golden Age

The exhibition Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, is on display at the Art Gallery NSW until 18 February. The United East India Company (VOC), one of the world’s first joint stock companies, was founded in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Old Batavia – The Westzijdsche Pakhuizan (destroyed by fire)

Regretfully these historic buildings which formed Museum Bahari or the Indonesian Maritime Museum were recently destroyed by a fire which is thought to be caused by faulty electrical wiring. Hopefully there will be the funds and the initiative to restore … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kasteel Batavia

Jan Pieterszoon Coen as the the fifth Governor-General of the United Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) negotiated an agreement with the Prince of Jayakarta to build a factory on the east bank of the Ciliwung River where it entered the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

East Indies — The English East India Company and the Founding of Singapore

Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore Friday Evening Lecture Series, 26 September 2014, 7 to 8:30 pm Speaker: Ian Burnet – Author This lecture is based on the speaker’s book ‘East Indies (2013). It follows trade winds and trade routes to the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment