Book — Feb 3, 2015

The exhibition The Stedelijk Museum in the Second World War is accompanied by the publication of a picture book (for ages 6+).

In a poetic yet accessible style, K. Schippers tells the story of ‘the liberation of the Stedelijk Museum’ and of his own discovery of works of art that changed his view of the world. The illustrations are by Daan Remmerts de Vries. At the center of Amsterdam stands a white bathtub, and in the tub is a zigzag chair, a red kimono, a pig with a few angles, and a large figure 6. The sun and the moon are out at the same time. Is the bathtub full? Then you can see the rest in the building next to it. The two together form the Stedelijk Museum. And that’s where anything goes. K. Schippers first visited the museum as an eight-year-old boy. He was astounded by what he saw there. The war was just over, and previously prohibited art works were suddenly out in the open again. Together with Daan Remmerts de Vries, the author portrays the liberation of the Stedelijk Museum.

A publication by publisher Em. Querido Kinderboeken Uitgeverij, in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 32 pages, 21 x 25 cm, hardcover, Dutch, € 14.99