Are you interested in the concepts that MOED works with, or do you want to read more about what you’ve seen? In our library section you can find suggestions for further reading. Scroll down to explore texts suggested by our partners.

Catalogus ‘What is Left Unseen’

Buikema, Ftouni, Jouwe, Rutten, Vázquez and Wevers. What is Left Unseen. Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2019.

Download the digital version of the catalogue What is Left Unseen, which was developed by the MOED team as part of the exhibition ‘MOED: What is Left Unseen’ at Centraal Museum, Utrecht.

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Printed versions of the catalogue are available for €7,50. You can acquire them by sending an email to

Web texts

Guides and initiatives

  • Kennisbank beeldvorming van WOMEN Inc. aims to create awareness around stereotyping in the media and the way it influences prejudices, assumptions and associations (in Dutch).
  • Mapping slavery NL portrays historical places relating to slavery on the map of the Dutch colonial empire.
  • People of Color in European Art History is a blog that showcases works of art from European history that feature People of Color and that often go unseen in museums, Art history classes, online museums and other venues.
  • Museum open u is a toolkit that provides museums with innovations on how to make the museum more accessible for people with (physical and intellectual) disabilities (in Dutch).
  • Words matter is a research publication about possibly sensitive words in the museum sector, composed by the ‘Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen’.
  • Studio-I is s a project initiated by two modern art museums in the Netherlands, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.
  • The Black Archives is a unique historical archive for inspiring conversations, activities and literature from Black and other perspectives that are often overlooked elsewhere.


  • Apesh**t, a music video by Beyoncé & Jay-Z from 2018 that was filmed in the Louvre in which they engage with the European canon housed in the museum.
  • One is not enough, a video by the Guerrilla Girls from 2017 in which they argue how the representation of one female artist in exhibitions and museums (in this case the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam) is not enough.

Academic literature

  • Buikema, Rosemarie L. Revoltes in de cultuurkritiek. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017.
  • Buikema, Rosemarie L., Liedeke Plate, and Kathrin Thiele, eds. Doing gender in media, art and culture: A comprehensive guide to gender studies. London: Routledge, 2017.
  • Buikema, Rosemarie and Maaijke Meijer, eds. Kunsten in beweging. Cultuur en migratie in Nederland. The Hague: SDU Uitgevers, 2003.
  • Lidchie, Henrietta. “The poetics and the politics of exhibiting other cultures.” In Representation, edited by Stuart Hall, Jessica Evans and Sean Nixon, 120-211. London: Sage, 2013.
  • Lorde, Audre. “Age, race, class, and sex: Women redefining difference.” In Sister outsider, edited by Audre Lorde and Cheryl Clarke. New York: Crossing Press, 1984.
  • Mirzoeff, Nicholas. et al., ed. All the monuments must fall: A syllabus. New York City: New York University, 2017.
  • Vázquez, Rolando. “From globalizing towards decolonizing: Art history and the politics of time – Interview with Rolando Vázquez.” Kunstlicht 29, no. 1. (2018): 98-105.
  • Wekker, Gloria. White innocence. Paradoxes of colonialism and race. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2016.

Atria Ik heb geen talent voor ondergeschiktheidAtria, Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History forms a national knowledge institute that focuses on collecting, managing and sharing the heritage of women. On the basis of research and facts, Atria promotes equal treatment of women and men in all diversity. Atria offers a library and archive and organizes events around these topics. Atria offers a comprehensive collection of texts on Dutch women’s suffrage. Discover below a selection of works in their archive on this subject.

Terra CriticaTerra Critica is an international and interdisciplinary research network in the critical humanities. The network is initiated by dr. Birgit Mara Kaiser and dr. Kathrin Thiele in 2012, with a group of core members and a wider circle of participants to the regular meetings. It aims to re-examine critical theory and practice under the conditions of the 21st century, in light of our terran existences that are globally entangled across flows of capital, people, and ideas.


Given the persistent need to decolonize knowledge and institutional practice, as well as the fact that we are living in interdependent ecological and economic systems with growing inequalities, Terra Critica beliefs that critical vocabularies and practices also have to be refined and revised.

Click here to download a .pdf document that contains Terra Critica’s library suggestions, based on four ReadingRoom series held in Utrecht, an initiative they organize in collaboration with Casco Art Institute.