Frans Hoogendoorn – A Royal Couturier

Colourful, timesless and elegant, that is how you could describe the designs of Frans Hoogendoorn. Probably not the best known (at least internationally) of the designers of the Dutch royal family, but parallel to the exhibition about Steltman Jewellery he has his own tribute exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. “Frans Hoogendoorn. Een Haags […]

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The Great Liao – A Forgotten Dynasty from Inner Mongolia

A long time ago, between 907 and 1125 a great dynasty reigned over what is nowadays Mongolia and even parts of the Russian Far East, northern Korea and northern China. Lead by Abaoji they became a superpower in East Asia with an empire covering an area of more than 4,000 kilometres. After a few conflicts […]

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