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up to and including 16 October 2011

Vedute Manuscripts 1991-2011

To celebrate Vedute’s twentieth anniversary, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen exhibited a selection of 3D manuscripts commissioned by the organisation.

Vedute was founded in 1991 with the aim of building up a library of manuscripts that visualise ideas about space. Vedute invites architects, designers and artists to create three-dimensional objects measuring 44 x 32 x 7 cm when closed. The origins of this format remain a closely guarded secret, but it has been claimed that these are the dimensions of the Statenbijbel (the first Dutch Bible translated directed from the original Greek and Hebrew).

n honour of Vedute’s anniversary, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen displayed approximately forty manuscripts from the collection of 175 objects, including works by Roy Villevoye, MVRDV with Duzan Doepel, Krijn de Koning, JCJ VANDERHEYDEN, Gijs Bakker, Joost Grootens, Thonik, Robbrecht en Daem architecten, Milou van Ham, Bas Princen and the Rotterdam-based design collective 75B. The manuscripts were displayed in three locations in the museum: in the vitrine next to the Espresso Bar, in the vitrines in the Library and in the display case in the Print Room. This latter display has been designed by Marieke van Diemen, who designed the Print Room in 2008.

The Vedute collection is managed by the Netherlands Architecture Institute. Selections from the collection have been displayed in the library of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen since its inception.

A group of new manuscripts commissioned to celebrate the anniversary were being exhibited at ARCAM in Amsterdam.

Click here for more information about Vedute.