Shortlist Museums + Heritage Awards
July 1, 2020
Fantastic news! The temporary exhibition ‘Shifting Image - In Search of Johan Maurits’ and the National Museum of Qatar have been shortlisted for the Museums + Heritage Awards 2020. Tuesday 22 September is the virtual award ceremony, fingers crossed.
Two Silver Screen Awards
June 10, 2020
Great news! We won two silver screens at the US International Film & Video Festival. One for the panoramic 360 film about the history of Zandvoort. You can watch the film in a specially built circular theatre at the HDMZ Zandvoort. And the other Silver Screen for the short movie ‘The Power of Plate Tectonics’ we made for Naturalis. A film in which we explain geological phenomena with everyday materials such as avocado, vegetable soup, and chocolate cake.
Exhibition ‘Lions on the Coolsingel’ open
June 3, 2020
Since the first of June, museums in The Netherlands are open again. That means that the exhibition ‘Lions on the Coolsingel’ about Rotterdam during the Second World War is now on display at Museum Rotterdam. The exhibition invites visitors to walk between the ruins of the destroyed city. Along the stones and broken facades, large murals painted by Rotterdam artists bring incredible war stories to life. In five short movies, the artists reflect on different war themes with curator Rob Noordhoek and guest curator Arie van der Schoor and explain their murals. Watch the movies here.
Studio Louter en OPERA Amsterdam design permanent exhibition National Holocaust Museum
May 27, 2020
We are honoured to announce that OPERA Amsterdam and Studio louter will design the permanent exhibition of the new Nationaal Holocaust Museum. In the Hollandsche Schouwburg and the former kweekschool, the crimes form the war will be shown to the visitors unpolished, uncensored and in their full extent. At the same time, we bring an ode to  the lives of individual Holocaust victims. Because by keeping the victims’ stories alive, we keep the memory of them alive.
European Design Award for ‘Shifting Image – In Search of Johan Maurits ’
May 4, 2020
We are honoured to announce that the exhibition ‘Shifting Image - In search of Johan Maurits’ won bronze at the European Design Award 2020. In 2019, together with the Mauritshuis and OPERA Amsterdam, we developed a temporary exhibition about Johan Maurits. The exhibition examined the perceptions of Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679).
New project: ‘Zij voeren mee met de VOC’
April 23, 2020
Together with Huygens ING, we will develop an augmented reality experience about the history of the Dutch India Company (VOC). 'Zij voeren mee met de VOC' will unlock digitized sources for a broad audience in a stimulating way. Visitors come into contact with the data of a half a million crewmembers. After the launch at Het Scheepvaartmuseum, ‘Zij voeren mee met de VOC’ will travel to various museums and institutions. The development of this AR experience is possible thanks to a recently awarded subsidy from the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.