The Vereeniging Nederlandsch Historisch Scheepvaart Museum is 100 years old. That also means 100 years of collection! To celebrate this, the museum brings out more than 350 hidden treasures from the depot and reveals them to the public. Heijmerink Wagemakers was commissioned to take care of the engineering and construction of the exhibition design and we have done that with pride! Several times we have realized exciting designs by Opera Amsterdam.

Once again they have managed to capture the collection in a beautiful story. The large diversity of objects comes to life in the exhibition ‘Motive – 100 years of collecting’.

The visitor learns how a collector works, how a collection arises and thus through the combination of objects and stories to new insights. In the technical development of the exhibition, the 17th century building, in which Het Scheepvaartmuseum is housed, asked for some extra attention. In this way, every project presents us with stimulating challenges, where we can use our resolving capacity. ‘Motivation’ can be seen from 1 October 2016 to 2 July 2017.

CLIENT: Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum
DESIGN: Opera Amsterdam
ENGINEERING & REALISATION: Heijmerink Wagemakers