Vondelingen / Foundlings

Stadsarchief Amsterdam - 2020

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See how lovingly the mantle of motherhood was taken up during the family exhibition entitled Vondelingen, or Foundlings. Allow yourself to be deeply moved by one of the most poignant archives under the auspices of Amsterdam City Archives. Through animated shadow play, we tell the personal stories of six children and reveal how it was to be an orphan. These emotional stories included in the exhibition are backed up with archived sources and borrowed items. You learn about administration in the 18th century orphanage and the complexity of archive management through the interactive search game.

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

Client: Stadsarchief Amsterdam | Exhibition Design: Synergique| Set Building: Exhibitionists | Lighting Design : BOLD