Revisiting Dutch Brazil and Johan Maurits
In the wake of the exhibition Shifting Image – In Search of Johan Maurits in 2019, the Mauritshuis initiated the research project Revisiting Dutch Brazil and Johan Maurits. The project focuses on historical (archival) research into the Johan Maurits’s time as governor in Brazil, with an emphasis on subjects that before now have been given little attention. These include Johan Maurits’s role in the transatlantic slave trade between West and Central Africa and Brazil, a role that previously has been downplayed by various writers. Head of the research project is Dr. Erik Odegard, who obtained his doctorate in 2018 with his thesis on the career path of Johan Maurits.