Grayson Perry in the Netherlands

Grayson Perry, the laureate of the Erasmus Prize 2021, paid a visit to the Netherlands in late June. A Show for Normal People, Grayson’s one man show, was met with standing ovations in the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam and received enthusiastic reviews in national newspapers. A festive reception was held in his honour at the British Embassy to the Netherlands in The Hague. Here, Grayson received the adornments of the Erasmus Prize 2021.

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Diverse are the gifts of men of genius and many are the different kinds of ages. Let each one reveal the scope of his competence and let no one be envious of another who in keeping with his own ability and style tries to make a useful contribution to the education of all

Erasmus to
Jean de Carondelet
Basel 5th of January 1523

Stichting Praemium Erasmianum

Patron His Majesty the King

The Praemium Erasmianum is a cultural institution active in the fields of humanities, social sciences and the arts. It was founded in 1958 by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The Foundation awards the annual Erasmus Prize and organises cultural and academic activities around the award ceremony. The Foundation is motivated by the cultural traditions of Europe and the ideas of Erasmus.

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