Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix Award Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  November 5, 2019 at 6:37 pm by

Monday November 4, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, along with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2019 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Dutch Molen (Windmill) Association. Founded in 1923, the association is committed “to the survival, milling and running of the wind and water mills in the Netherlands”. The Dutch Molen (Windmill) Association was awarded “because the association is the authority in the field of milling in the Netherlands”.
Princess Beatrix was present as patron of the Dutch Molen (Windmill) Association.
The prize of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund is a sum of 75,000 euros with an addition of another 75,000 euros that the winner can use as capital of a culture fund. Geert Mak planned to use the 75,000 euros to the establishment of the Geert Mak Fund that aims to support historians and authors of biographies in their research for new work.
The Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize is awarded to individuals or institutions that have made success in the field of music, theater, dance, visual arts, history, literature, heritage, cultural or nature conservation. The Prince Bernhard Culture Fund was created in London in 1940 by Prince Bernhard, husband of Queen Juliana.

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