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Petrus Camper Revisited

Petrus Camper by Josef de Groot, ca. 1850
Petrus Camper by Josef de Groot, ca. 1850

Based on his own research and religious beliefs, scientist Petrus Camper (1722-1789) was a fierce opponent of slavery and white supremacy. However, fellow scientists used Camper's work to justify supremacy and slavery.

In the exhibition Petrus Camper Revisited, organised as part of the cultural manifestation Bittersweet Heritage (18 February -12 September 2022), we examine Petrus Camper’s research from a 21st-century perspective. How do we approach his legacy today?

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