The shared history of Indonesia and the Netherlands has been defined by conflict and controversy. Major themes such as colonial repression, nationalism and decolonization unfold as the histories of objects in the Rijksmuseum are unravelled. Harm Stevens shows how our perspectives of the past are constantly shifting. Foreword by Ayu Utami. English language edition published in the Rijksmuseum "Countries Series" in association with Vantilt. This series was awarded 'Best Dutch Book Design' 2015. Published in Indonesia by Suara Harapan Bangsa.