During the First World War (1914-1918) the Netherlands was flooded with a large stream of refugees from Germany and Belgium. Now, 100 years later, Europe and thus the Netherlands again has to contend with large numbers of refugees. Kasteel Huis Doorn – where the permanent exhibition ‘Between two fires’ depicts the history of the Netherlands during the First World War – currently brings the highly up-to-date exhibition ‘On the Run’. Here the refugee problem of 100 years ago is compared with the current situation.
Heijmerink Wagemakers developed and built the entire device, designed by Donald Janssen Ontwerpers in collaboration with Karel Buijn Vormgeving.