That’s why we created a 3D game set in a bright yellow labyrinth. Each with its own subject, thirteen cabinets show a totally different, interactive world. The game showcases the museum’s own collection and at the same time you discover how you can shape the world around you, together and on your own.
Kunstmuseum, The Hague (NL)
A 3D game for – yep – teenagers. Together with the educational department of the Kunstmuseum The Hague we aimed to prove that teenagers want to visit museums. Or, actually, we wanted ‘infect’ this group with a love of art for the rest of their lives. That’s the idea behind Chambers of Wonder.
In one cabinet you dance the Victory Boogie Woogie together with Mondriaan. In another you can try on the museum’s entire fashion collection, starting from the 17th century to the present day. In the mirror room you can change the contours of your body with accessories and then strut the catwalk. In another investigation about The Hague School paintings you will see how they are constructed by zooming in and out, starting from the details and looking further out.
‘The playing man and the palace with the 1000 rooms’ of Constant Nieuwenhuys is the inspiration for Chambers of Wonder. Wandering, getting lost, freedom, encounters, the infinite, the feeling that art can go in all directions. The labyrinth is a metaphor for what art could be.
In the finals of the game you get to design your own digital Chamber of Wonder. This room can be uploaded to the Wonder World, an ever-growing universe of virtual Wonders and a spectacular audiovisual experience.
‘Wandering, getting lost, freedom, encounters, the infinite, the feeling that art can go in all directions. The labyrinth is a metaphor for what art could be.’
Lead designer – KDJ
Children in Museums Award 2015
International Design and Communication Awards 2014
Best Scenography for a Permanent Collection, winner
Dutch Game Award 2014
Best Applied Game Design, winner
Thea Award 2014
Museums+Heritage Awards 2014
International, Highly Commended
Design Week Awards 2014
Herengracht Industrie Prijs 2014
IDA International Design Awards 2013
MuseumNext Award 2014
Innovation, Honorable Mention
Cinekid Leeuw 2014
Best New Media Production, Finalist
De Nederlandse Designprijzen 2006
Exhibition & Experience Design, winner