Since the formal recognition of the Tinco Lycklama Foundation as an official partner, the City of Cannes announces the first outcome of this partnership. Together, they will present an exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Tinco Lycklama à Nijeholt, the first Dutch orientalist and founder of the first municipal museum of Cannes.
The exhibition is titled “Le Fabuleux Voyage du Chevalier Lycklama en Orient (1865-1868)“, and will run from July 8 til October 29, 2017 – at the Musée de la Castre in Cannes. Lycklama’s travels through Persia and the Middle East will take center stage, but the exhibition will also offer insights into how this singular Dutch aristocrat became fascinated with the Orient, through highlights of his origins in his native Friesland and his influences. In addition, it will showcase Lycklama’s publications and the creation of his collections – which he donated to the city of Cannes in 1877. Finally, the exhibition will also talk about the origins of Cannes, its development as a winter destination for Europe’s elites in the 19th century, and the place that Tinco Lycklama took in society life in the early days of the ‘Belle Epoque’.
The event in Cannes will be followed by a similar event in 2018 in the Dutch province of Friesland, at the occasion of its capital Leeuwarden being the European Capital of Culture that year.
Click the links below for the official announcement by the city of Cannes…