Tribute to Philip de Roo and Marc Cornelissen

News - Monday 28/09 - Cold Facts team

Tribute to Philip de Roo and Marc Cornelissen: remembrance wall opened in the permanent Artic exhibition of Museon in The Hague & Marc Cornelissen knighted

Last Saturday, September 26th, Marc Cornelissen received the Royal Knighthood posthumously. The official certificate was handed out to Marc's wife and daughter by the Mayor of Maassluis, the place where Marc used to live. Philip de Roo and Prof. Dr. Appy Sluys applied for the knighthood and an impressive list of researchers, CEO and officials has supported this nomination. The official decision that the knighthood was awarded came a few days before Marc and Philip died, but the news never reached them. The official ceremony took place last Saturday in the Museon. This museum in The Hague hosts a permanent Artic exhibition, opened in 2007 by Marc Cornelissen. Both Marc and Philip contributed to the work of the Museon aiming at transferring knowledge about man and his relation with nature and culture and providing easily accessible information about topical themes and developments in science and society. The Museon is paying tribute to Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo lives and work by installing a remembrance wall as part of their permanent Arctic exhibition. The wall was opened by Marc's daughter and Philip's brothers in presence of family and friends.