Saturday, 15 June 2013

Marked - Samplers With A Story * Aaltens Historic Museum, Netherlands * Until 8 September 2013

Aalten is some 30 miles to the east of Arnhem and Nijmegen on the Dutch/German border. Here in the museum is a special exhibition of samplers past and present. Each sampler not only tells the personal story of the maker but also shares in a particular history in which their stories come together. The sampler is at one and the same time a very personal work as well as an snapshot in time of the community. On display are samplers from the museum's collection and those lent by individuals who responded in great numbers to the call to exhibit their private collections. This is such a clever thing to do and may be an inspiration for other exhibitions: The Museum advertised in the newspaper for personal samplers with a story which resulted in a huge amount of entries from which the exhibition was selected. The exhibition is open on weekdays (except Monday) from 10am - 5pm and on Sundays from 1pm - 5pm. Click here for more details.

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