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Darling, You Look Mayor-velous!


Mayor Eberhard van der Laan
Mayor Eberhard van der Laan, with mayoral chain and beaded necklace, before giving a speech during the protest event “To Russia With Love,” organized in response to the Russian government’s homosexuality policies, August 25, 2013, Amsterdam. Photo: ANP/Robin van Lonkhuysen

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  • Liesbeth den Besten is an art historian, based in the Amsterdam region, who works as an independent writer, teacher, lecturer, and curator. Presently, she teaches jewelry history at Sint Lucas Antwerpen. Together with Gijs Bakker, Ruudt Peters, and Ted Noten, she is one of the initiators of MASieraad, an MA in jewelry, now at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam (2018–2020), in the future at other places. Her book, On Jewellery: A Compendium of International Contemporary Art Jewellery, was published by Arnoldsche in November 2011.

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