Amsterdam On Fire. The Inventions of Jan van der Heyden

Amsterdam City Archives - 2023

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Jan van der Heyden (1637–1712) is known worldwide as a painter of exceptional cityscapes. But this talented seventeenth-century artist was also an important inventor and entrepreneur. He visualised his inventions—the improved fire pump and modern city lighting—in beautifully detailed drawings and prints, which the Amsterdam City Archives presents in a special exhibition for a wide audience that loves Amsterdam and seventeenth-century Dutch art and history.

Bastard Orange Lighting Design created and executed the lighting design for the exhibition.

Client: Stadsarchief Amsterdam | Exhibition Design: Arjan van Zeumeren – DST | Set Building: Exhibitionists | Lighting Design : BOLD