This richly illustrated book tells signicant and surprising stories about the Golden Coach in an accessible way. What are its origins, and what did people hope to achieve with it? How has the royal vehicle been used since? What symbolism is incorporated in it? And why, since it was first conceived in 1896, has it been the subject of recurring discussion and protest?
Renowned authors and young talents produced new research on the meticulous restoration, the ceremonial aspects, and the di.erent meanings of the Golden Coach, including the highly contentious panel, Tribute from the Colonies. Showpiece, national icon, symbol of colonialism: the royal carriage is examined from every angle.
This book accompanies the exhibition The Golden Coach in the Amsterdam Museum (June 18, 2021 – February 27, 2022), where the coach will be on display for the rst time since its restoration.
With contributions by Judikje Kiers, Margriet Schavemaker, Annemarie de Wildt, Lise Havermans-Steyn, Maria Rey-Lamslag, Irene Stengs, Karwan Fatah-Black, and Ghanima Kowsoleea, among others.