發佈會更邀得一位重要嘉賓──林布蘭故居博物館行政總監Lidewij de Koekkoek女士出席，她表示：「無論在什麼地方，每一個年代的人都時常會從林布蘭的生活、他的天賦甚至他的人性上獲得啟發。時至今日，在林布蘭逝世350年後，他如何仍然觸動我們的心靈，帶給我們啟示？我非常榮幸能夠從荷蘭來到香港與大家分享他的事蹟。香港荷蘭日 2019的主題──創新，非常適合用來形容林布蘭。」
Co-organised by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Asia Week Hong Kong, Dutch Days in Hong Kong (DDHK) is thrilled to announce its 5th anniversary with the theme “Rembrandt as Innovator”.
The Netherlands marks 2019 as the “Year of Rembrandt” to commemorate the 350th year of Rembrandt van Rijn’s death. DDHK will pay tribute to the innovativeness of this legendary master of the Dutch Golden Age, by lining up a wide variety of activities including seminars, family days, exhibitions, music and movies, bringing the very essence of Dutch innovation and living in different sectors closer to Hong Kong audience.
A press gathering was held today at the Consulate General, where festival highlights were announced.
Ms. Annemieke Ruigrok, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hong Kong and Macao, who is pleased to present the 5th edition of the festival, said, “With the overall theme of ‘Rembrandt as Innovator’ this year’s programme contains a number of events which put the spotlight on innovation in different sectors of the Netherlands, such as water management and recycling. Apart from that, cultural events are showing the link with Rembrandt: three young Hong Kong artists have created art inspired by Rembrandt and Dutch musicians will perform music from his time.”
Ms. Candice Lee, Director of AsiaWeek Hong Kong and Co-organiser DDHK, shared, “We strive to make our programmes accessible to all ages and backgrounds, we welcome everyone who is curious to know more about our culture to join us. For families, we have a programme that is exciting for all members of the family. Come and experience a bit of Holland in Hong Kong.”
The press conference was graced by the presence of a significant guest, Ms Lidewij de Koekkoek, Executive Director of the Rembrandt Huis Museum in Amsterdam. Ms. de Koekkoek stated, “Every generation, every time and place again and again finds inspirations in Rembrandt, in his life, his genius and his humanity. It is a great honor to share how Rembrandt still touches and inspires us 350 years after his passing away, throughout the world, from Amsterdam to Hong Kong. The theme of the Dutch Days Hong Kong 2019 – innovation – fits Rembrandt perfectly.”
Dutch Days in Hong Kong 2019 will run until 30 April.