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Friday 19 December  
Dutch and Turkish women at a swimming pool in The Hague
The Hague, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Headscarves in the pool

Published on : 28 February 2012 - 1:30pm | By Johan van der Tol (Photo: Turks Museum Nederland)
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A cleaning lady wearing a headscarf is scrubbing the floor at a swimming pool in The Hague, while two elderly ladies in bathing suits are showering. It's a combination of cultures seen in one picture at an exhibition in The Hague Historical Museum, commemorating 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey.

To give you a taste, here's a selection of pictures from the exhibition, which opens 27 April 2012 and will be on until 2 September 2012.

If you can't wait until then, there is also an exhibition of historic documents relating to Turkish-Dutch relations opening on 22 March 2012 in the National Archives in The Hague. This will run until 1 July 2012.

  • Ahdname diplomatic document<br>&copy; Nationaal Archief -
  • Turkish &quot;guest worker&quot; in the Netherlands, 1960s<br>&copy; Turks Museum Nederland -
  • Turkish &quot;guest worker&quot; in the Netherlands, 1970s<br>&copy; Turks Museum Nederland -
  • The first and second generation at home - in the Netherlands<br>&copy; Turks Museum Nederland -
  • Memories of Turkey: bell rope<br>&copy; Haags Historisch Museum -
  • Memories of Turkey: Atatürk biography<br>&copy; Haags Historisch Museum -
  • Memories of Turkey: safe tea carrier<br>&copy; Haags Historisch Museum -



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