In this online library you can find more indepth information from the field of culture and development. There is information on publications that were supported by the Fund and publications that were published by the Fund itself and in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund - the Prince Claus Fund Library series. In addition speeches and articles can be found here.

You can search for information by selecting a topic or type (tag), discipline or country you are interested in. Note that after selecting you have to press search in order to get a selection of articles, speeches and information on publications. You can also find specific information by searching with your own choice of key words. 


Here you can find all the books that are published within the Prince Claus Fund Library series (tag: library imprint) or supported through the Fund’s applications programme. In addition, each year the Prince Claus Fund publishes an Award Book to present the Prince Claus Awards.


Here you can find a variety of publications on culture and development the Prince Claus Fund has released throughout the years: the Prince Claus Fund Journal, the Prince Claus Award Books and the Prince Claus Fund Reader. Furthermore, the Fund has supported books and cultural magazines that are considered to have a positive influence on the global debate on culture and development.


Here you can find information about activities, organisations and individuals supported by the Prince Claus Fund with extra information on the often complicated context in which activities are realised or partners of the Fund work in.


Here you can find speeches held on the occasion of events organised by the Prince Claus Fund, such as the Awards Ceremony, the Fund’s anniversaries and gallery openings.

Please visit our Documentation Center

Everyone is welcome to come and look into all publications in the Documentation Center in the office of the Prince Claus Fund in Amsterdam.

Address: Herengracht 603 in Amsterdam  
Open: Monday - Friday from 10:00h until 17:00h
For questions please call the office +31(0)20 3449160

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Prince Claus Fund Journal #1

1.7.1998 Prince Claus Fund Journal #1

The Prince Claus Fund Journal reflects the aims of the Prince Claus Fund and reports on the outcome of activities initiated, supported and stimulated by the Fund.The Fund seeks to publicise the intellectual and artistic results of its activities and to disseminate these throughout the world. The Fund – and likewise the Journal – acts as an interested listener, a partner in discussion and...

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The Art of African Fashion

1.7.1998 The Art of African Fashion

The Art of African Fashion (1998) covers contemporary African fashion in the widest sense: clothes, textiles and hair design, body decoration and models – in short, all the arts relating to the decoration of human beings and the expression of self. 

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Speech by HRH Prince Claus at the 1997 Awards Ceremony

19.12.1997 Speech by HRH Prince Claus at the 1997 Awards Ceremony

Your Majesty, dear Mrs. Mbanga, guests, and friends from abroad, I bid you a special welcome in this temple of Gods of Commerce, Governance, Architecture and the Decorative Arts. For those among you – our special guests – who do not live in this fortunate country all the time, I should like to say: ‘Never forget how priviledged you were to enjoy – even for a short while only...

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HRH Prince Claus at 'Cultural Dimension of Development'

19.9.1985 HRH Prince Claus at 'Cultural Dimension of Development'

Speech by H.R.H. Prince Claus at the occasion of the symposium 'Cultural Dimension of Development' in the Vredespaleis in The Hague, 19 september 1985.    

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