For the centennial exhibition on De Stijl , the staff of the museum aims to create a familyexperience in order to reach new generations. As part of the project management module, the students explored new ideas and possibilities and were abled to put learned theories into practice.
For the Gemeentemuseum The Hague three student teams from the Master of Museology of the Reinwardt Academy designed an exhibition of an nursery for the centennial celebration of art movement De Stijl in 2017. Mondriaan and his friendship with Van der Leck will be highlighted in the exhibition and for childeren in the age of 4 till 9, a special familyexperience will be part of the event.
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Curator and Head of Learning Jet van Overeem has been responsible for the remarkable and highly acclaimed Wonderkamers (Wonder Rooms) – a basement exhibition that is focussed on young visitors and adolescents. She also is responsible for the temporary children and family exhibitions, which are usually part of the blockbuster exhibition programme. However this small-scale exhibition has a ‘stand-alone’ room next to the museum’s café. It is for this specific exhibition room that the students of the Master of Museology were invited to bring about an inspiring and fitting exhibition proposal."I would like to implement some of the ideas," said Overeem who reacted enthusiastic about the creative way the students translated the question of the museum into exhibition concepts.
"This is the generation that will keep museums alive"
At the end of the project by three groups of students presented in the arena of the Academy, in the presence of other students, teachers, lecturers and the client. Here the importance of new experiences by families was emphasized. If families and new generations are not encouraged from a positive from an early age to visit the museum, it will lose future potential visitors!