Following the start of renovations at its main location on the Kalverstraat, the Amsterdam Museum opened the doors of its new temporary home on the Amstel on March 9. The location functions as a testing ground for the refurbished museum, which will reopen in mid-2025. The experimental collection presentation, designed by architects Studio LA, and three additional rotating exhibitions demonstrate the museum’s ambition to approach the city, its inhabitants, and its history with an open gaze, and to continually implement new forms in this process. The museum’s illustrious collection is at the heart of the program, which further focuses on co-creation, contemporary makers, and decolonization.
Come and visit the experimental, transhistorical collection presentation Panorama Amsterdam: A Living History of the City (with works by Rembrandt, Jacob van Ruisdael, Therese Schwartze, George Breitner, Raquel van Haver, Iris and Natasja Kensmil, Brian Elstak, Kathe Burckhardt, Hans Broek, and more), Colonial Stories: Work in progress (including works by Iris Kensmil, Iswanto Hartono, and David Bade and Tirzo Martha), Welcome to the Northside: A Call for Solidarity in the City (curated by the activist group Verdedig Noord), and the first edition of Collecting the City (featuring Jesper Buursink, Fouad Lakbir, and various residents of Amsterdam).