a transporting exhibition
Ever since people have travelled by ship, they have taken animals with them. As pets, to eat, to sell, or for zoos. Not to mention the rats and other vermin that tend to come along for the ride. The Rotterdam Maritime Museum wanted to create an exhibition for children on the subject. One that would captivate adults as well.
In ‘Animals on Board,’ visitors wander around in the dimly lit hold of a ship. Through passageways and gangways, they pass by cages and crates containing animals, and get to know their stories.