Lange Sint Agnietenstraat 10 Dutch AIDS Memorial Quilt - block 7 since 6 February 2020
9 names
In the course of musealization of the Dutch AIDS Memorial Quilt, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave acquired a quilt block that is dedicated to drug users. Drug use is symbolized by the cannabis leaf on one of the eight panels – the one for Henk Koers. As former drug user he gave speeches in the Mozeshuis about AIDS prevention to this specific group at risk, focussing on ‘safer use’. The group of drug users is underrepresented among the panels comprising the Dutch AIDS Memorial Quilt. There are seven other panels: Sven Andersen was a Norwegian born in Glasgow and friend of a man from Eindhoven. Erwin Nauman wanted to spend his last days near Abu Simbel in Egypt. Gunnar Paulisse got infected in New York, was imprisoned in France, lived his last two years on Gran Canaria, and eventually his parents took care of him at the end. Gerard Olsthoorn also lived in the United States and eventually returned to his homeland where his family took care of him. Marcus Erich became involved with the HIV Association Netherlands promoting the interests of HIV-infected people and people with AIDS. Ad van der Donk from the province Limburg was involved in Buddhism. On one panel there are two names: Gert-Jan van Es and his Belgian friend Domenico Guillaume.
Block 7 has been transferred to Rijksmuseum Boerhaave on 6 February 2020.

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