The museum called upon the people of Amsterdam to nominate black role models: writers, politicians, rappers, or even their next door neighbour or the local football coach. Guest curator Imara Limon worked together with the museum to make a selection from all those nominated.
What is black?
From 7 October to 13 November the museum is hosting a range of activities on themes such as representation and the question: ‘What is black?’ The programme for this year's Museum Night on 5 November is also on the theme ‘Black Amsterdam’. Keep an eye on the website for the latest information.
Black Amsterdam is part of Black Achievement Month.