Family exhibition ‘BookZOO’

House of the book will present the family exhibition ‘BookZOO’. Representations of animals in old and new books reflect the attitude of humans towards animals. For this exhibition, the museum will be transformed into a zoo where visitors walk past mythical creatures from the Middle Ages, scientific drawings of animals from the 17th century, animals in old children’s books and abstract animals in modern artists’ books. Along the way, visitors will also come across many interesting facts and amusing anecdotes. They will go on safari and when they’re finished they can give their self-made animal a spot in the last room. The museum’s rich collection of illustrated books, from medieval bestiaries to modern artists’ books, is the basis for the exhibition.

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Love for the book

Huis van het boek is the museum that celebrates the love for the book. Who doesn't like books? This oldest book museum in the world offers the visitor the chance to see medieval manuscripts with hand-painted miniatures on parchment. Centuries-old printed books in beautiful leather bindings and special modern books made by artists. Books don't always have to be pretty. The content is also important. That is why the museum also creates exhibitions about the role of books in major social changes and how they have influenced us. Are you curious about the makers of books? Take a workshop and learn about letters, paper, illustrations and bindings. All this can be seen and done in the house where collector Baron Willem Hendrik van Westreenen van Tiellandt lived in the 19th century, surrounded by his precious books.

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Tentoonstelling 'Ruud de Wild, songbook. Reis langs de mooiste Nederlandse liedboeken

Op 1 oktober opent de tentoonstelling ‘Ruud de Wild, songbook. Reis langs de mooiste Nederlandse liedboeken’. Radiomaker en kunstenaar Ruud de Wild neemt de bezoeker mee langs de mooiste Nederlandse liederen en liedboeken. Van het 14de-eeuwse ‘Hadewijch’ handschrift uit Gent tot ‘Zij gelooft in mij’ van Hazes: een muzikale reis langs thema’s als kinderliedjes, liefdesliedjes, strijdliederen en het levenslied. Door zijn persoonlijke keuze uit de Nederlandse liedgeschiedenis laat Ruud de Wild zien hoe rijk die geschiedenis is en hoeveel liedjes in verschillende vormen bewaard zijn gebleven. Zijn bekende stem is te horen in de audiotour waarin hij praat met artiesten als Roxeanne Hazes, Guus Meeuwis, Corry Konings en Typhoon. Directeur Sandra Bechtholt: ‘We zijn ontzettend blij dat we deze bijzondere muzikale tentoonstelling na 2,5 jaar uitstel nu echt aan het publiek kunnen laten zien.’

Reis langs het Nederlandse lied: Van Hazes tot Hadewijch

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