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get on track with history in the depot of discoveries

The Dutch soil is filled to the brim with interesting remains from the past that tell us how our ancestors lived. Coins, jewellery, pottery and weaponry lie waiting to be dusted off and admired. Yet, once they have been dug up by archaeologists, most finds end up in a depot. This was also the case in the province of South Holland.

The South Holland House of National Heritage asked us to design a depot of discoveries in the attic of Villa Rijswijk, a reconstructed third-century farmer's house, situated next to the Archeon. The shelving racks filled with artefacts defy the laws of gravity and creep up the attic walls. In this way, the middle of the room is left free for lab tables, where visitors can try their hand at reconstruction and dating. And did we mention the beautiful film at the entrance? Or the spectacular Wassenaar Grave?


  • client  erfgoedhuis zuid-holland
  • year  2011
  • www  archeologiehuiszuidholland.nl
  • feature film   veldkamp producties
  • construction  brandwacht en meijer
  • interior  studio kuppens
  • av  VHS
  • photography  mike bink

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