• New design concepts for National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

    22 October 2011

    Housed in a revered old building – an arsenal built in the year 1656, the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam has a rich tradition and is considered one of Europe’s leading maritime museums.

    Recently the exhibition spaces have been reinvented and the newly themed museum was re-opened on 01 October in the presence of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Stuttgart based practice Atelier Brückner was brought on board to design and execute the object galleries.

    Visitors can now explore three different exhibition areas: maritime worlds of experience, exhibitions on historical themes or the so-called object galleries. The latter were designed by Atelier Brückner and are primarily intended to speak to visitors who are interested in art and have an affinity with maritime themes.

    The artistic quality of the exhibits is particularly emphasised. “The market has changed radically”, sais museum director Willem Bijleveld. “Different visitors respond to different presentations.” Atelier Brückner were joined in the reinvention by Event Communications from London who designed the exhibitions entitled “See you in the Golden Age” and “Port 24/7” and Haley Sharp Design from Leicester, UK, who created the setting for “The Tale of the Whale”.


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