An exhibition that matters
Things That Matter is an exhibition about important things and the importance of things: objects carrying a huge personal significance are simultaneously interwoven with the social issues of today, like migration and heritage.
Ten questions on current social issues
We’ve selected objects from the museum’s collection to serve as inspiration for people from the Netherlands and far beyond its borders to share their personal stories, ranged around ten different themes. Thus the Dutch presenter and actor with Surinamese roots Jörgen Raymann reflects on the mix of different religions in his family and activist Kathy Jetril-Kijner shares her worries about rising sea levels and how this impacts her community and culture.
For more information about the ten themes showcased in this exhibition, please click further on this page.
Plan your visit
The museum is open from tuesday till sunday from 10.00 - 17.00
"...an educational exhibition that challenges all ages and makes them think."
**** De Telegraaf
"...committed and surprisingly up-to-date."
Who participated in this exhibition?
Things That Matter is expected to be on display for 5 years and was created with the support of the BankGiro Loterij and partly in collaboration with Museum Catharijneconvent.