The Stedelijk Museum ’s Hertogenbosch, the netherlands will in the near future, an exhibition organized around design of the Third Reich. ‘The subject is fraught and explosive, and that is exactly the reason why this exhibition should come’, says director Timo De Rijk in an interview with The Volkskrant.
The Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch changes in June of name and Design Museum Den Bosch. Intention is that the museum is more specifically going to focus on the impact of design on our daily lives. ‘We put design in the context of the history, the actuality and the meaning for the future”, says Timo De Rijk, who by the end of 2016 has been designated as the director.
The Empire wants no movement to exclude and explains in an interview with The Volkskrant that it is time to also consider the design of the Third Reich to the spotlight. ‘When you’re in a museum of important trends in the best want to show, you can’t get with a large bow to the thirties and forties.’
The exhibition will have a strong educational character, emphasizes the director of the museum. “We need the propaganda off. The main question we ask is: would the nazis also some have had success if the design was not very good?’”
For the exhibition (for which no date is known) the museum can not draw from the museum’s own collection, but relies on a cooperation with the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin.