Monday, 27 April 2020, King’s Day, Kingdom of the Netherlands: Henk Pröpper, former Chair of the Board of the Prince Claus Fund (2013-18) was appointed ‘Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau’ for his contributions to literature, art and culture. This state honour is awarded for meritorious service to society.
Pröpper is well-known in the cultural field of the Netherlands after serving as director of the Institut Néerlandais in Paris, of the Dutch Literary Fund (Nederlands Letterenfonds) as well as director of the publishing house De Bezige Bij (the Busy Bee) in Amsterdam and Antwerp.
For further information:
Prince Claus Fund: https://princeclausfund.org
Henk Pröpper: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henk_Pröpper_(uitgever)
About the Order of Oranje-Nassau: https://lintjes.nl/achtergrond/de-orde-van-oranje-nassau
Image: Henk Pröpper’s valediction with Honorary Chair HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, 2018 Prince Claus Awards © Frank van Beek.