DWDD Pop-Up Museum in Allard Pierson

DWDD pop-up museum in Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, 2015 DWDD pop-up museum in Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, 2015

On the 29th of January 2016, De Wereld Draait Door (DWDD) will be opening a Pop-Up Museum in the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam for the second time. A number of regular DWDD guests will be decorating nine exhibition rooms with work from the depots of twelve Dutch museums. The guest curators will each be linked to a museum, to search their basements and uncover works of art. Every guest curator will also receive access to one room in the Allard Pierson Museum, to decorate and fill entirely according to their individual ideas and tastes. The curators and museums are:

Wim T. Schippers – Universiteitsmuseum Groningen
Sander van de Pavert – Mauritshuis
Paul de Leeuw – Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Beatrice de Graaf – Nationaal Militair Museum en Nationaal Archief
Daan Roosegaarde – Het Scheepvaartmuseum
Robbert Dijkgraaf – Teylers Museum and Museum Boerhaave
Paulien Cornelisse – Museum Volkenkunde en Tropenmuseum
Sywert van Lienden – Bonnefantenmuseum
Carice van Houten – Kröller-Müller Museum

The Mondriaan Fund provided the Allard Pierson museum and the other participating museums with Support for Museum Collaborations (in Dutch: Bijdrage Samenwerking Musea) because the initiative makes for a beautiful encounter between the public and museums from all over the Netherlands, from art museums to museums of natural history or science. It is a great idea for museums to attempt new presentation techniques and cooperate with the media in a creative manner.

See also the blog which Brigit Donker wrote on the opening of the first DWDD pop-up museum in January 2015.