Bronbekers in Beeld
April 6 – December 31, 2013
Bronbeek is a former Royal palace in Arnhem, Netherlands. It is now a museum and a home for elderly soldiers.
Bronbeek was built early in the 19th century. In 1845 the Dutch King William III bought it. He donated it to the Dutch state in 1859. William wanted it to be a home for disabled KNIL soldiers. The inhabitants took their collections of ‘souvenirs’ with them. This turned into a museum about the history of the Dutch East Indies and the Royal Dutch East Indies Army.
As part of the 150th anniversary, the museum shows the exhibition ‘Bronbekers in Beeld’.
Seven contemporary artworks are situated on the estate of the museum. The works show inhabitants of Bronbeek from 1863 till now, telling the story about Bronbeek, the colony and the KNIL.
The locations of the works are linked to an essential feature of a Bronbeker’s life.
Lobke Burgers, Dedden & Keizer, Eun Young Lee, Maria Roosen, Lique Schoot, Rob Voerman, and Peter Zwaan
Concept / Development Project
Museum Bronbeek, Max Meijer and Lique Schoot
Bronbekers in Beeld, Foundation NOX, 2013, NL
Hedwig Saam, director Museum Arnhem