High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

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High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

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Calm Before the Storm

Flemish-Dutch cultural organisation deBuren invited eighteen young writers from the Low Countries to bring nineteenth-century artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. They all wrote a story in response to the question: what do you see when you look at these objects through the lens of impending doom?

Collage Guus
1 min reading time

Gus Møystad: Ex nihilo nihil fit

Eighteen young writers have brought nineteenth-century artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. Gus Møystad drew a graphic story inspired by Jozef Israëls’ painting 'The Sand Bargeman'.

Collage Keneth
2 min reading time

Kenneth Berth: The Table

Eighteen young writers have brought artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. Kenneth Berth invites us around a lavishly decorated table.

Collage Johannes
3 min reading time

Johannes Lievens: Common Oak

Eighteen young writers have brought nineteenth-century artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. Johannes Lievens draws our attention to the inkstand once owned by Baron Chassé.

Collage Hasret
2 min reading time

Hasret Emine: Dear Louis

Eighteen young writers have brought artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. We join Hasret Emine in looking at a dressing table.

Collage Emerald
1 min reading time

Emerald Liu: Reflection

Eighteen young writers have brought artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. Emerald Liu wrote a poem about a toilet mirror, commissioned by King William I as a wedding gift for his daughter.

Collage Dagmar
3 min reading time

Dagmar Dirkx: A Brilliant Mess

Eighteen young writers have brought artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. Dagmar Dirkx looks at the painting 'Monk Meditating near a Ruin by Moonlight' by Frederik Marinus Kruseman.

Colllage Jutta
3 min reading time

Jutta Callebaut: The Girls

Eighteen young writers have brought artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. Jutta Callebaut was inspired by Jan Veth’s ‘Portrait of Cornelia, Clara and Johanna Veth’.

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