Museum Het Schip: Art in the Public SpaceSpecial
Marvel at the fairytale-like architecture and political ideals of the Amsterdam School!
Museum Het Schip is the Amsterdam School Museum about art, architecture and social housing. It is located in the world famous workers’ palace ‘Het Schip’ by architect Michel de Klerk in Amsterdam. The Ship belongs to the top of the Amsterdam School architectural movement of the early twentieth century. The Ship is still inhabited and the museum is located in different parts of the building, where you can discover how people lived before and after the housing act of 1901. The museum houses a permanent and temporary exhibition. Marvel at the fairytale-like architecture and political ideals of the Amsterdam School!
The current temporary exhibition is on the Public Works Department of the municipality of Amsterdam (1915-1935). Public Works and the Amsterdam School are inextricably linked. The Municipal Public Service Department decided from 1910 to engage a number of architects and artists who would later become big names within the Amsterdam School, such as Joan van der Meij, Michel de Klerk, Piet Kramer and Hildo Krop. The architects made beautiful designs for government buildings, schools and bridges, and they even paid a lot of attention to the street furniture. These buildings and artworks can still be admired everywhere in Amsterdam. The exhibition presents the most beautiful photographs of this architecture and art. The original drawings and artworks by the most famous architects will be exhibited as well.