This project is part of Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp.

In the early summer of 2017, the Zeeuws Museum, as instructed by Das Leben am Haverkamp, invites 40 visitors to give a description of 40 randomly selected objects of the museum’s collection out of storage. Objects in the storage rooms are anonymous, without judgment, without a story. It is that anonymity that appeals to the imagination. The subjective descriptions of regional costume, jewellery and household goods induced them to develop a new collec­tion without ever having seen the objects described.

With this method and Das Leben am Haverkamp aims to create a bridge between past and future, between knowing and fantasizing, between the image of the self and that of the other.

On show from 17 February 2018 until 10 June 2019 at Zeeuws Museum (NL)

Download English and Dutch transcriptions here.


Object photography by Anda van Riet and Janne van Gilst, exhibition photography by Pim Top and Presstigieux