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Tropenmuseum

The Tropenmuseum is an ethnographic museum located in Amsterdam, founded in 1864. One of the largest museums in Amsterdam, the museum accommodates eight permanent exhibitions and an ongoing series of temporary exhibitions, including modern and traditional visual arts and photographic works; the Tropenmuseum is part of the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen, a combination of three ethnographic museums in the Netherlands. Frederick van Eeden, father of the writer Frederik van Eeden, secretary of the Maatschappij ter bevordering van Nijverheid established the Koloniaal Museum in Haarlem in 1864, opened the museum to the public in 1871; the museum was founded in order to show Dutch overseas possessions, the inhabitants of these foreign countries, such as Indonesia. In 1871 the institute began research to increase profits made off the colonies; this included attempting to develop improved means of producing coffee beans and paraffin. The museum came under the influence of ethnologists, who added information on the economy and customs of the inhabitants.

In 1926, they inaugurated the current building in East Amsterdam. At the time, they had 30,000 objects, a sizable collection of photographs. Following the independence of Indonesia in 1945, the scope of the museum changed from just the colonial possessions of the Netherlands, to that of many undeveloped colonial states in South America and Asia. In the 1960s and 1970s the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs encouraged the museum to expand its scope to more social issues such as poverty and hunger. In the early 1970s a new wing for children was added; this wing is now called Tropenmuseum Junior. Until March 2014 the museum was owned and operated by the Royal Tropical Institute, a foundation that sponsored the study of tropical cultures around the world; the museum had 176,000 visitors in 2009. The original building, built in 1926, was designed by Johannes Jacobus van Nieukerken and Marie Adrianus van Nieukerken, it was richly decorated for the time, took 11 years to build due to World War I and various labor strikes.

All of the artwork in the building was created in the first half of the 20th century. In 2003, the museum was listed as a historical building in Amsterdam; the museum houses 175,000 objects, 155,000 photographs and 10,000 miscellaneous drawings and documents. It inherited 15,000 of these from the Ethnographisch Museum Artis; these objects are split up into many collections. The museum houses collections for many geographical areas such as Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, they have several collections in storage that fall outside of their scope. These include collections for China, Japan and Europe; the photography collection consists of historical photographs of the former Dutch Colonies from 1855–1940. In the period 2009-2015 the Tropemmuseum released 50,000 photographs under a Creative Commons licence to the Wikimedia Commons. A theatric collection is housed at the Tropenmuseum as well; the collection houses 5,500 musical instruments as well as various other theatrical objects such as masks and puppets.

It features 21,000 textile artifacts, a majority of which are from Indonesia. Tropenmuseum Junior is a sub-museum, it features interactive exhibits, draws 30,000 children a year. Official website

Co-Cathedral of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

The Co-Cathedral of the Most Holy Name of Jesus known as the Holy Name of Jesus Co-Cathedral, is the co-cathedral, or technical cathedra, of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. It is located in the Christian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, about halfway between the New Gate and the Jaffa Gate, within the Old City walls. In 1847 the Ottoman Empire allowed the hierarchy of the Catholic Church to build a new cathedral in Palestine; the Co-Cathedral, completed in 1872, is part of the building complex of the Latin Patriarchate the bishop's church. For historical reasons, the Catholic Church has the Church of the Holy Sepulchre being the cathedral. In neo-Gothic style, the church has a floor plan of a Greek cross with a length of 28 meters and a width of 24 meters; the three-aisled nave of the church has a width of 8.5 meters, the side aisles a width of 4.5 meters. The church has four decorated stained glass windows. Three of them have the same shape: the window above the high altar represents the risen Christ as victor over death, the window on the left shows the Crucifixion, the window on the right depicts the Adoration of the Magi.

The rear window over the entrance is a large represents the Four Evangelists. The church has five altars, three in the nave and the two aisles and two smaller ones on the ends of the transverse axis. Https://books.google.com/books?printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:FEXOtbxn52YC&ei=C41qTuLOD46WswbFt_2wBA&ct=book-thumbnail&pg=PA95&id=vkcpAAAAYAAJ#v=onepage&q&f=false http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Holy_Name_of_Jesus_Concathedral_?uselang=it http://www.lpj.org/newsite2006/administration/co-cathedral-book.pdf http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2009/may/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20090512_concatt-latini_it.html

German Climate Consortium

The Deutsches Klima-Konsortium e. V. is located in Berlin and represents the leading players of German climate and climate impact research encompassing 25 renowned research organisations. The federation is an important international partner acting as a guidepost, strategic partner, project partner and information broker. Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability at the University of Hamburg Centre for Globalisation and Governance at the University of Hamburg Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the German Aerospace Center German Climate Computing Centre German Environment Agency German National Meteorological Service Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, German Research Centre for Geosciences Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Institute of Energy and Climate Research at the Jülich Research Center Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Kiel Institute for the World Economy Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry Max Planck Institute for Chemistry Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen Institute of Physics and Meteorology at the University of Hohenheim as of: 01/2018 Homepage of the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium