Eindhoven Museum | Virtual Exhibition

Museums may be physically closed but online there’s a cultural database full of exhibitions curated by museums, galleries, and art spaces in Eindhoven. This week we take you on a virtual tour with various works from the collection of the Eindhoven Museum.

Folklore Collection

The Folklore collection covers a large number of works and is an eclectic collection of everything the people of Eindhoven have made over the years. These four works lead you to old streets, signs, and a special municipal coat of arms. 

Scale model Wilgenroosstraat
Paul Panhuysen (1934-2015), a famous visual and sound artist from Eindhoven, made this model of his street, the Wilgenroosstraat, in 1972. He researched how visual art can help redesign a street and, with the participation of the residents, made a design including more than just the sidewalk, parking strips, and lane. Unfortunately, his plan was never executed. 

Scale model former city hall of Eindhoven
This is a model of the old city hall of Eindhoven on the Rechtestraat. Since the Middle Ages, there was a town hall on this location. This neo-Gothic building was inaugurated in 1869. It was not only a town hall but also a police station and prison. After the annexation, the building soon became too small and in 1930 the municipal officials moved to another building. In 1967 the building was demolished, much to the sorrow of many Eindhoven citizens. 

Coat of arms of Strijp 
In 1814, King William I ordered all congregations to confirm their arms, and congregations without a coat of arms were to receive one. The municipality of Strijp never had a coat of arms and the mayor left it to the High Council of Nobility to choose one. The image presented in 1818, was a stepping horse in the national colors. 

Remembrance board Town Hall Stratum 
In 1980, a series of six signs were made with the old town halls in honor of the 60th anniversary of Groot-Eindhoven. This sign shows the villa in which the Stratum town hall was located between 1907 and 1920. This villa was built in 1869 by the order of cigar manufacturer A.A.M. de Block. After the annexation, the building was used for various municipal services. Now the villa is on the list of national monuments.

Map of Eindhoven

Due to the coronavirus COVID-19, we will inspire you as much as possible with background stories and tips of things that you can do to experience Eindhoven in a safe way. More information on the measures in Eindhoven and the Netherlands can be found here.

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