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Projection test for the Names memorial, the room is still empty now. Our Colonial Inheritance

24.05.2022 at 15:17 by Wendy Snoek

Growing steel structures. Growth, what is that?

05.04.2022 at 14:00 by Lucandrea Baraldi


The ideal spot for the Herron. The Voice of Urban Nature

21.03.2022 at 10:33 by Herman Kossmann


Artist Celia Smith installing here birds warm sculpture. Groote Museum

23.02.2022 at 17:02 by Michel de Vaan

Slowly towards the opening on the 8th of February! Our Land

01.02.2022 at 17:34 by Remco Swart

Together with photographer Sander van den Bosch, we are measuring and photographing all floors of the palace. Visitors will soon be walking on 'invisible' carpets, in order to experience the original atmosphere of the rooms as fully as possible. Paleis Het Loo

26.01.2022 at 12:54 by Robin Schijfs


Carefully lifting a python snake skeleton. Groote Museum

24.01.2022 at 14:13 by Michel de Vaan

After all those days at home behind a screen, it is very nice to finally do some hands-on experimenting with projections and different layers of transparent fabrics... Nature

07.12.2021 at 17:33 by Pauline Fer

Work in progress for Museum Sophiahof. In progress…

02.12.2021 at 17:28 by Remco Swart


Work in progress for a children's tour Work in Progress

25.11.2021 at 09:35 by Annika Jacobs


Barefoot in an exhibition? Together with the Stapferhaus, we are looking at what this means for the perception of the visitors... Nature

24.11.2021 at 18:23 by Robin Schijfs

With a few kickoff days (and nights) in the mountains of Switzerland, we have firmly started the draft design for the new Nature exhibition at the Stapferhaus! Nature

30.09.2021 at 11:09 by Robin Schijfs


Cleaning out tree routs before they will be lifted to the ceiling Groote Museum

25.09.2021 at 12:29 by Michel de Vaan

Milling earth elevation minus water from a special foam. Here we show how little drinking water there actually is on earth. Groote Museum

30.06.2021 at 12:04 by Michel de Vaan


Super exiting moment discovering the panels of the « 4 visions on the Anthropocene » box we made for the Vienna Biennal 2021! Work in Progress

12.05.2021 at 12:00 by Lea Chenot


A big empty space, right before installing all exhibits at WeTheCurious! Project What If

01.02.2021 at 12:19 by Ina Meininghaus


Safety vs. functionality: looking for the best headphones to use in a factory Expedition HVC

07.01.2021 at 17:39 by Roel Bolhuis


The new temporary exhibition in House of European History is 'under construction' Fake (f)or Real

07.01.2021 at 17:32 by Tsur Reshef

Surviving Culture

Out of the Shadows

Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam (NL)

The overview exhibition ‘Wie niet weg is is gezien’ (Out of the Shadows), was on show at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam from 30 November 2010 until 8 May 2011. The exhibition explored the diversity of Jewish Holland after World War II through images, sound, film fragments, interviews and more.

Amsterdam (NL)
Jewish Historical Museum
200 m2
Spatial design, Graphic design
Research and development
Carine Lacor, Bart Wallet
Project management
Hetty Berg
Film research
Gerard Nijssen
Erik Willems
Multi-screen and post-production
Itamar Naamani/Zootroop
Big Orange
Hetty Berg en Judy Schagen
Martine Stroo
Photography and digital files
Peter Lange en Anton Kras
Audio-visual software and installations
VHS (Visual Hardware Services
Amsterdam lighting
Robert Jan Vos with Niels Bakker
Execution furniture and collage poster-reproductions
Fraai Metaal
Technical coordination and execution
Niels Bakker, Alex de Leeuw, Ruud Visser i.s.m. Allard Kaai, Hans de Moor, René Smulders, Rick van Soolingen, Bas Wierda
Judaïsm in the Netherlands after WWII

Subjects are the return after the war, emigration, the processing of the misery suffered, the picking up of connections with non-Jewish surroundings and new trajectories within Jewish society. How did Jewish people pick up their lives again in the first decades after the war? What were the key events? And how did the community come to flourish again?

“The challenge in designing this exhibition was to turn this multi-layered and complex subject into an appealing experience for a broad audience.”

Herman Kossmann


A layered exhibition

Rich, multi-layered images of personal and public moments of joy and mishap were combined with international influences and migration, and the differences in perception within and outside the community. Where does it jar? What makes people proud and what is painful? Which topics are subject of public debate – and which ones are rather discussed among friends and family? The exhibition aimed to both surprise and provoke a sense of recognition. The visitor encountered many more or less well-known people from different generations in interview and film fragments, all with their personal stories and properties. Many of the objects had been selected specifically for the exhibition and were shown for the first time.

Opening up

To accommodate the exhibition, the ceiling between the ground and first floors has been opened up, which does justice to the spatial experience of the synagogue. A cloud of over 60 suspended posters connected the exhibition on the ground floor both spatially and conceptually with the first floor, which hosted the permanent display previously designed by Kossmanndejong.