Liang Yi museum presents
The wonderful world of Royal Travel Cases
by Jaap Kamp
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | 7 pm | Liang Yi museum
The wonderful world of royal travel cases
Historically, aristocratic travellers had their most personal belongings packed in specially designed wooden cases, called necessaires de voyage. Specialized makers and silversmiths made the chests for famous owners such as Marie Antoinette, George Washington, Napoleon, Queen Victoria or Sun Yat-Sen. Each case and its possessor have their own fascinating story. Today, luxury travel sets are the domain of Asprey, Hermes, Louis Vuitton or Rimowa. Also, modern designers and museums are inspired by the spectacular surviving travel sets of the past. The collectors couple hopes to link European heritage with Asian discoveries - a journey to have East met West around historical beautycases and picnic sets.
About the speaker
Jaap Kamp is chairman of the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam and Treasurer of the Dutch Royal Antiquities Society (KOG). He and his wife Mies share the passion of collecting and researching royal travel cases. During his career in business Jaap was a senior executive at ABN AMRO Bank (1975- 2005) and chaired the Board of SWIFT (2000- 2006). He studied law at Leiden University and holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University.
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