Canon of Dutch History

Canon of Dutch History

Arnhem, Netherlands
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Photo: Thijs Wolzak

Canon of Dutch History

Kossmanndejong as Designers

The Canon of Dutch History, the list of 50 topics that summarizes Dutch history, comes to life as a new permanent exhibition in the Holland Open Air Museum in Arnhem. Housed in the refurbished entrance pavilion designed by Mecanoo, Kossmann.dejong’s design is imagined as a multimedia film set. The theatrical combination of physical, interactive and audiovisual media with unique collection presentations results in an engaging and fascinating visual narrative. The carefully reconstructed spatial collage of historic icons is interwoven with stories from everyday people, giving visitors an in-depth experience of the past from today’s perspective.

2018 Shortlisted Museums + Heritage Awards, category International

2018 Winner Silver European Design Award, category Exhibition Design

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15 social housing units and commercial premise

Social Housing
52, boulevard de Picpus, Paris (12th arrondissement), France - Build completed in 2021
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