Sunday, April 23, 2017

Not about art but war

Pierre Jansen about the second World War @ Arnhem

Between 1946 and 1956, Janssen worked as a journalist @ Het Vrije Volk. He then became the conservator of the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. He then tried to interest the general public for art by giving lectures. In addition, he inspired by the Louvre's curator, René Huyghe. In 1960, when his television career was started, he started with Art Classes. For the museum he bought works by artists of the Cobra group, such as Karel Appel, Lucebert and others. The VPRO broadcasted Summer Broadcast with Pierre Jansen on February 1, 1989. As a teenager, he made WWII in Arnhem and saw the jewish children disappearing from his school, arrests and how the Arnhem police helped to carry out the Jewish Arnhemmer. He tells in an impressive way, as Pierre Jansen could do as well. LINK Pierre Jansen about the second World War (in Dutch) VPRO television  LINK His job in the past (in Dutch) AVRO television

Monday, April 17, 2017

Museum of Communication (A Letter)

Letter send by Jilles Pauw date: august 31 1948 Batavia former Dutch Indies 
to A.A. Pauw the Hague The Netherlands

The collection of the Museum of Communication offers numerous starting points for reflection and debate on the opportunities and impact of communication. The museum distinguishes three main collections, namely Postal Values, Postal History and Telecommunications. 
Anniversary Stamp Queen Wilhelmina year 1948, 
designer: Hartz, Sem. 
typography designer: Krimpen, Jan van. 
printer: Joh. Enschedé and Sons produced: August 30, 1948 Object type stamp Dimensions Image plane: 33 mm × 22 mm; Fully 36 mm × 25 mm for PTT. 
Source [NVPH-504], stamp designs, postage stamps and posters; Museum for Communication LINK Museum of Communication

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Dead Letter Office

A letter from Kazakhstan

A letter is a written message from one party to another containing information. Letters promote the preservation of communication between both parties; they may bring friends or relatives closer together. As communication technology has diversified, posted letters have become less important as a routine form of communication. For example, the development of the telegraph drastically shortened the time taken to send a communication, by sending it between distant points as an electrical signal. At the telegraph office closest to the destination, the signal was converted back into writing on paper and delivered to the recipient. The next step was the telex which avoided the need for local delivery. Then followed the fax (facsimile) machine: a letter could be transferred electrically from the sender to the receiver through the telephone network as an image. Today, the internet, by means of email and Apps plays a large part in written communications; however, these communications are not generally referred to as letters but rather as e-mail (or App) messages, messages or simply emails or Apps, with only the term "letter" generally being reserved for communications on paper. LINK The Dead Letter Office

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Unknown object

@ Nieuwe Binnenweg

This street is a perfect example of Rotterdam’s diversity. Surprising mix of stores, restaurants and bars. This is an area that correctly typifies Rotterdam, an ideal location to discover downtown Rotterdam. The Nieuwe Binnenweg’s entrance was fully renovated in 2017, returning a bit of nostalgia to Rotterdam. Where to look? Maybe you find it! 
LINK Nieuwe Binnenweg (in Dutch)