12:15 – 13:15
Plenary Session 1 "Past" Heritage
The Netherlands and Russia have a longstanding tradition of upholding positive international relations with one another. Most prominently, Peter the Great visited the Netherlands in 1697, marking the beginning of exchange between Russia and the Netherlands. Peter the Great would go on to found the Kunstkamera in 1714. Founded under district Dutch influence, the Kunstkamera became the first museum in Russia. Today the museum bears a cultural heritage to both the Netherlands and Russia. The session will be dedicated to historical events which are unknown to general public, but were crucial for the development of science and culture in both Russia and the Netherlands.
Dr. Natalia Kopaneva (Kunstkamera, Russian Academy of Science), knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.
She will give a talk about her research with special emphasis on the history of the St. Petersburg Academy, the Kunstkamera, and connections between Russian science and culture with the Netherlands.
Dr. Tim Huisman (Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Leiden), curator at the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, the National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine in Leiden.
In his presentation dr. Huisman will paint a picture of Herman Boerhaave, his career and his ideas on science and medicine. He will also focus on the influence of Boerhaave and his followers, especially in Russia. Finally Huisman will draw attention to material connected to Boerhaave in Dutch and Russian collections.