The Fries Museum, the Frisian Resistance Museum and the Ceramics Museum Princessehof have become part of the Canon network group, the Friesch Dagblad reports.
The Canon offers an immersive insight into the the Dutch past by means of fifty so-called windows that symbolise the major aspects and milestones of the country’s history: from 7,500-year human skeleton found in South Holland to the Rotterdam harbour, Vincent van Gogh, and the massacre at Srebrenica.
Vandaag sluiten het Fries Museum, Fries Verzetsmuseum en Keramiekmuseum Princessehof zich aan bij de @canonvannl! De sleutelstukken namens het Fries Museum zijn het schrijfplankje van Tolsum, de fibula van Wijnaldum en natuurlijk Mata Hari. Lees meer: https://t.co/R5oaq44vQt pic.twitter.com/DJAJF0qeSm
— Fries Museum (@FriesMuseum) February 8, 2022
The three museums will highlight eight Friesland icons, including one of the most famous spies of the 20th century, Mata Hari. Another Friesland native on the list is Titia Bergsma, the first Western woman to enter Japan in the 19th century. Titia is little known in Europe, but she plays a significant role in Japanese iconography and art.
Other Friesland contributions to the Canon of Dutch History will include a Roman writing board found in 1914 in a mound in Tolsum and a medieval brooch from Wijnaldum.