Rondleiding Tentoonstellingsinrichting door Theo Wajon
Rondleiding Tentoonstellingsinrichting door Theo Wajon
Rondleiding Tentoonstellingsinrichting door Theo Wajon
Rondleiding Tentoonstellingsinrichting door Theo Wajon
Rondleiding Tentoonstellingsinrichting door Theo Wajon
Rondleiding Tentoonstellingsinrichting door Theo Wajon
Rondleiding Omgaan met kunst, Bettine Verkuijlen vertelt waar de bruiklenen heen gaan
Rondleiding Omgaan met kunst, Bettine Verkuijlen vertelt waar de bruiklenen heen gaan
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Play van Abbe deel 3, er wordt hard aan gewerkt!
Play van Abbe deel 3, er wordt hard aan gewerkt!

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Transition II

Backstage at the Van Abbemuseum

Curator: Hadas Zemer

During Transition, we invite visitors to come behind-the-scenes of the museum and share the live excitement with us. The Transition programme offers meetings with the staff of the Van Abbemuseum who will dispense their knowledge and professional secrets, visits to the bustling activity in the “museum kitchens” – archive, transport, workshops and library, and a special architecture tour through the hidden passages of the museum building, given by an architect from Eindhoven.

Transition is the bridge between Part 2 and 3 of the exhibition programme Play Van Abbe. From 7 until 23 September there will be five different types of behind-the-scenes tours. Next to these, visitors can experience the museum in its transformation mode and observe the installation activities up close. 

Special tours

During Transition the museum offers five special behind-the-scenes tours. It’s obligatory to subscribe in advance through the links below (click on a preferred date) or by phone: 040-2381042.

Subscribe now and we would like to welcome you during one of our tours behind the scenes in the museum! Please keep in mind that these special tours will be IN DUTCH ONLY, except for the tour on the 19th of September given by curator Galit Eilat. 

 

- INSTALLATION TECHNIQUES
Visit the museum workshops and the different installation halls to find out more about processes and techniques of art installing. Tour by Theo Wajon, Head of Technical Services.
On Thursdays from 15.00 - 16.00 hours, on: 
Thursday 9 september
Thursday 16 september 
Thursday 23 september (full)
Click on the date of your choice to register. Costs are € 4,- p.p.

 

- THE CURATOR’S PATH
Find out all the ins and outs of the curator’s work of preparing and assembling an exhibition. You will get inside information about the artists and artworks featured in the next part of Play Van Abbe. Tour by Galit Eilat, curator of Play Van Abbe Part 3.

This tour will be given only once on Sunday September 19th, from 14.00 - 15.00 hours. This tour will be in English only. Click on the date to register. Costs are € 4,- p.p.

 

- HANDLING THE GOODS
Discover what happens to artworks once they are no longer on display. What kind of special treatment do they demand? What kind of new challenges contemporary art present to conservators? And how artworks travel the world? A tour by Louis Baltussen, Head of Conservation and Bettine Verkuijlen, Registrar.
On Tuesdays from 15.00 - 16.00 hours, on:
Tuesday September 7
Tuesday
September 14
Tuesday September 21

Click on the date of your choice to register. Costs are € 4,- p.p.

 

- TREASURES OF PAPER
Hear the stories behind the special books, posters and documents in the museum library depot, where over 130.000 items are stored. What these papers from the past can tell us about our reality today? Tours by Willem Smit, Senior Librarian and Archivist.
The tours will be given on the following days from 15.00 - 16.00 hours, on:
Friday September 10
Friday September 17
Wednesday September 22
Click on the date of your choice to register. Costs are € 4,- p.p.

 

- THE ARCHITECT’S STORY
Find out more about the special architecture of the museum, climb the characteristic clock tower and discover the hidden museum passages in a tour by an Eindhoven architect.
This tour takes place on the following dates:
Thursday night September 9 from 19.30 - 20.30 hours
Saturday September 11 from 15.00 - 16.00 hours
Thursday night September 16 from 19.30 - 20.30 hours
Saturday September 18 from 15.00 - 16.00 hours
Click on the date of your choice to register. Costs are € 6,- p.p.

 

IMPORTANT:

Thursday night: the costs for the tour are supposed to be paid at the bookshop from the museum. On Thursday nights the entrance to the museum is free between 17.00h and 21.00h.

Other days: the costs are for the tours only. Who wants to see the rest of the museum, has to pay the regular entrance fee on top of the tour fee.

 

 

The museum “Under Construction”

Normally the galleries are closed to the public when exhibitions are under construction - that is not the case during Transition. Visitors will witness the live action when the employees of the technical services are installing the artworks under the guidance of artists and curators.

Also in the halls, special information stands will feature short movies about previous installations as well as fragments of sneak previews of the artworks and projects that will be part of Part 3 of Play Van Abbe, which opens on 25 September.

 

Made possible in part by

BankGiro Loterij Mondriaan Stichting The Province of Noord-Brabant SNS REAAL Fonds VSBfonds

Transition II - Backstage at the Van Abbemuseum is part of: Play Van Abbe

Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
5611 NH Eindhoven
The Netherlands
T: +31 40 238 1000
info@vanabbemuseum.nl


Disclaimer & Colofon

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00 hours.
Every first Thursday evening the museum is open until 21:00 hours.
From 17:00 hours the admission is free.

 

 

The Van Abbemuseum is supported by ao: