Things that matter
On now until 31 December 2023

Things That Matter

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.

Thuis

When do you feel at home?

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Afkomst

What do your clothing say about you?

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Plan your visit

The museum is open from tuesday till sunday from 10.00 - 17.00

Nostalgie

What brings back happy memories?

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Klimaat, Kirsten van Santen

Is the climate changing your culture?

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Reviews

"...an educational exhibition that challenges all ages and makes them think."
**** De Telegraaf

"...committed and surprisingly up-to-date."
*** NRC

Culturele toe-eigening, Kirsten van Santen

When is culture yours?

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Vruchtbaarheid

How do you create new life?

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Colophon

Who participated in this exhibition?

Geloof

What do you believe in?

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Schoonheid

What does language mean to you?

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Thanks to

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.

Activisme

What are you fighting for?

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Feest

How do you celebrate?

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