Since it is International Women’s Day today, we thought it prudent to draw your gaze to Wereldmuseum’s exhibition, ‘Magic of Women’ in Rotterdam.
The exhibition opens on the 5th April and runs through to 9th September, displaying jewellery and textiles of the Indonesian archipelago. The artefacts on display have been donated by collectors in Europe and the United States and are hugely impressive in their richness of detail and beauty. The crafts on show were of cultural and religious significance –they served as displays of status and authority – as well as keeping the balance between spirits and humanity. This exhibition promises to be an eye opener with incredible works of gold and silver to enchant you.
Wereldmuseum also has its ‘Future Pass’ exhibition running at the moment. This exhibition has come to Rotterdam following a very successful showing in Venice.
‘Future Pass’ takes a look forward to the artistic themes that will come to define the 21st Century. It is divided in to five sections, East – West, Past – Future, Yin – Yang, Universal – Individual and Virtual – Real.
With more than 130 international artists will showing their paintings, sculptures, installations, films and photos his intriguing exhibition will move and inspire you in equal measure.
Wereldmuseum is in the heart of Rotterdam on the riverfront, which is an excellent location for an outing with quick access to the rest of the city. The museum is open from 10am to 8pm with a restaurant, shop and wine bar. Children under 13 can enter for free.
P&O Ferrries run a frequent service from Hull to Rotterdam, if you’re staying in the city Wereldmuseum is a short trip away. You can also book a guided tour of the museum too.