Diorama’s by Gerrit Schouten in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
|Diorama’s by Gerrit Schouten in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam|
|Type of Project||Public awareness & Presentations|
August 2007 the Rijksmuseum acquired an impressive diorama by Gerrit Schouten (1779-1839) of the Waterkant in Paramaribo 1820. In the last 3 years the History department of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam has strengthened the Suriname-collection with 3 acquisitions of 19th Century diorama’s by Gerrit Schouten. These diorama's will be presented in the permanent presentation of History and Art in the New Rijksmuseum which will be opened in 2010. Together with two diorama's already in the Rijksmuseumcollection they give us a wonderful insight in the Dutch presence in 19th Century Suriname. The diorama of the Waterfront has an extra historical importance since it documents a part of Paramaribo that was destroyed by the great fire of 1821. In the coming years the History department plans to do more research in this field to be able to present the diorama's in a well documented historical context.
|Organisations referring to this project|
|Hendrik Muller Vaderlands Fund|
|Experts referring to this project|
|Eveline Sint Nicolaas|