The Kris collection of collector Emile van Veenendaal
In the Netherlands, Van Veenendaal regularly gave lectures at the Volkundig Museum in Leiden and was also the author of three books on the subject. He was recognized as a true connoisseur not in the Netherlands, but also in Indonesia. His reputation was unprecedented. For this reason he was even included in Indonesia as a member of the Kraton, the Indonesian ‘world of royalty’.
Van Veenendaal died in 2021 at the age of 87 in the country where his heart laid: Indonesia.