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

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The last steps before the Coronel Pavilion at the Portuguese-Israeli Cemetery Beth Haim is opened! Coronel pavilion

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All in good hands with Fiction Factory Museum of the Mind

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Cloud of objects

The Departure Hall

Historical Museum, Amsterdam (NL)

Kossmanndejong was invited to create an introduction to the total Historical Museum. This introduction is located in the very first room that the visitor to the Amsterdam Historical Museum enters: the Departure Hall.

Amsterdam (NL)
Amsterdams Historisch Museum
120 m2
Lighting design
Rapenburg Plaza
Sound design
Interior contractor
Bruns BV
Exhibition furnishing
Growth map
Guest curator
Jacqueline Grandjean
Li Hoekstra/AHM
Invitation for the visitor

It functions as a zone between inside and outside town, so one can acclimatize. An important requirement was that the room should invite the visitor to set out on an exciting and intriguing journey through the history of Amsterdam. The result is a ‘cloud of objects’ flying into the museum. Each of these objects refers to one of the following 23 rooms, presenting a cross-section of the collection in 55 stacked showcases. This gives an impression of the immense diversity of the museum collection. Not always beautiful and valuable, but nevertheless objects that bear witness to the past, each one telling one of the many tales about the city.

Multimedia show

The 13-meter long animation on the side wall of the room brings not only the city but also this room and the objects to life. This multimedia presentation was created from fragments of paintings that hang elsewhere in the museum. It prepares the visitor for his/her experience of the history of Amsterdam. Lots of attention is given to the interactive touchscreens by which the visitor can stroll through the digital cloud of objects to inform oneself about all the individual objects. At the end of the room, the digital, chronological growth map of the city is projected at the back-side. This now gives insight into the development and expansion of the city of Amsterdam from 1100 to the present day.