Koto on the Catwalk

Opening of the exhibition of Surinamese Kotos

The exhibition ‘Kotomisi, the power of traditional costume’ will be opened on friday the 13th of december 2019 with a festive program including the catwalkshow ‘Koto on the catwalk’ at the Singelkerk in Amsterdam. During this event the creation by Cheyenne Nelson, winner of the contest ‘design a new costume based on the kotomisi’ will be revealed.

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Koto Afro-Surinam costume

Furthermore, Christine van Russel-Henar, curator of this exhibition and the director of the Koto museum in Paramaribo, will give a lecture on Afro Surinam traditional costume.

Visiting the Dutch Costume Museum

The Dutch Costume Museum can be visited until 22:00 after the celebrational opening. The exhibition ‘Kotomisi, the power of traditional costume’ is organized by The Dutch Costume Museum Amsterdam and the Kotomuseum in Paramaribo.


Entree: € 20,- per ticket, buy tickets online
Date: 13-12-2019
time: 19.00 walk-in, 19.30 uur start show
Location: Singelkerk (entrance Singel 452 Amsterdam).

– Lecture by Christine van Russel-Henar
– Kotomisi show presentation and music by Naks Nederland
– Reveal of the winning design by Cheyenne Nelson
– Surinam catering
– Visiting the exhibition at the Herengracht 427, open till 22.00

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Het Klederdrachtmuseum is een particulier museum dat geen overheidssubsidies ontvangt en kan alleen voortbestaan met de steun van vrienden, donateurs en sponsoren die het museum een warm hart toedragen. (scroll down for english text)


The Dutch Costume Museum is a privately owned museum which does not receive any government subsidy. The support and donations of our members represent an essential contribution to us, whether used for the preservation of the collection and organizing exhibitions, education, research, restoration or acquisition purposes. The museum puts this support to good use and is grateful for gifts of any size.

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