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Museum

Ode aan Nederland

03 July - 26 September 2024

Dokkum, Friesland, the Netherlands

Betty, Marije, Baukje & Nathallya | Nes, Friesland | The Netherlands, 2021

Enchanting exploration of Dutch traditions: "Ode aan Nederland" lands in Museum Dokkum

We are delighted to announce Museum Dokkum will host the third leg of the traveling exhibition of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. 

The exhibition’s objective is to return the artwork of the communities to their rightful homes, thereby nurturing a sense of pride in preserving Dutch heritage. As a result, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation will enthusiastically donate each of the 20 communities one artwork.

Opening July 6th

To celebrate the opening, Jimmy will be visiting Museum Dokkum on Saturday, July 6th, for the opening and a book signing session of “Between the Sea and Sky”. You can reserve your ticket & book on the website of museum Dokkum by clicking “Tickets” below

Museum Dokkum

The museum unveils 2000 years of Dokkum’s history with a diverse collection of ancient artifacts, folk art, paintings, Frisian pottery, and an extensive Frisian silver collection, including masterpieces from Dokkum’s gold- and silversmiths. In line with Jimmy Nelson’s work, this rich collection reflects the deep-rooted traditions of the region and offers a unique perspective on the evolution of Dokkum through the centuries.

 

 

Dates of the travelling exhibition

Photo - Jimmy Nelson- Marken- The Netherlands - Between the Sea and the Sky
Ode aan Nederland: De Trailer

Giving back to the communities

Breaking free from conventional perspectives, “Ode aan Nederland” delves into the essence of 20 Dutch communities featured in Nelson’s latest book, “Between the Sea and the Sky”. Through the lens of Jimmy Nelson, this exhibition presents a profound exploration of the concealed and overlooked identity of a nation that, in its relentless march into the future, had appeared to lose touch with its authentic roots forever.

The heart of the exhibition lies in its reciprocity program of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, which includes donating 20 artworks to the 20 communities that participated in the “Between the Sea and the Sky” project.

This initiative stands as a testament to Jimmy Nelson’s commitment to giving back to the communities that inspire his work. By giving back, a meaningful bond is nurtured between art, culture, and the communities, underscoring the significance of community engagement and collaboration.

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the ‘Ode Aan Nederland’ game, a unique and interactive experience designed to complement the ‘Ode Aan Nederland’ exhibition.

Crafted to foster a deeper connection to Dutch culture, the game invites visitors, families, and friends to engage with the exhibition in a playful and meaningful way. The game is available for download on the Foundation’s website or can be collected for free at the ticket counter of Muzee.

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