Rijks Studio: Digital Innovation Think Tank
The Netherlands- Amsterdam | Oct 27 2012 | (23:13:27 - EDT)
The Directors of the Rijksmuseum, in association with Wallpaper, have the pleasure of announcing Digital Innovation Think Tank, to celebrate the launch Rijks Studio on Oct. 30, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Digital Innovation Think Tank is a groundbreaking new digital collection of 125,000 objects from the museum’s collection available to everyone for free.
The Think Tank will take place in the newly renovated Atrium of the Rijksmuseum. It will be followed by a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., where Rijks Studio will be officially unveiled by HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Deputy Head of Cabinet of EC Vice-President Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for Digital agenda.
Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper* will moderate the discussion on digital innovation, and will be joined by participants Christian Borstlap (Video Artist and Designer), Taco Dibbits (Director, Rijksmuseum Collections), Sarah Douglas (Creative Director, Wallpaper), Robert Norton (Co-founder and CEO, s[edition]), Renny Ramakers (Droog), Nicolas Roope (Founder and Creative Director, Poke London), and Robert Violette (Founder, Violette Editions).
A short film of the Think Tank will be available at www.wallpaper.com following the event.
About the Rijksmuseum
After almost 10 years of renovation, restoration and alteration, the completely renovated Rijksmuseum will tell the story of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the present. A new display of the collection, a renewed building, new public facilities, a revamped garden and a new Asian Pavilion - only Rembrandt’s most celebrated painting "The Night Watch" will return to its former place.
The Rijksmuseum will be the first major national museum in the world to be open to the public 365 days per year. The museum will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission will be €15, the museum remains free for children under 19.
Until spring 2013 the masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age continue to be on view in the Philips Wing in the The Masterpieces exhibition. However, from Jan. 1, 2013 it is no longer possible to purchase e-tickets or to make group bookings for this exhibition.
The Rijksmuseum will reopen, completely renovated on April 13, 2013.
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