KB booklaunch : : How Would You Like to Get Lampooned, My Lord?

KABK booklaunch : : How Would You Like to Get Lampooned, My Lord?

Booklaunch ‘How Would You Like To Get Lampooned, My Lord?’

December 13, 2022 @ 16:00 18:00

This afternoon the KB organizes the booklaunch of the book publication, which is created by the KABK NLN Master students. The publication is based on the Alba amicorum collection of the KB, National library of The Netherlands.

KB, National library of The Netherlands

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Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, The Hague

Booklaunch ‘How would you like to get lampooned, my Lord?’

November 17, 2022 @ 18:00 20:00

This evening the KABK NLN Master students will present their book publication, based on the Alba amicorum collection of the KB, National library of The Netherlands.

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Boekhorststraat 126-128 2512 CT Den Haag

User Centered Work Spaces : : Haagse Bakkies

Haagse Bakkies (Hague less than half filled cup of coffee) is another installation by the Open Digital Libraries under the name «user centered work spaces». This time curated by Huibert Crijns, Dirk Huijsmans and Jessica Wevers of KB National Library.

The nuclear energy debate of the 1980s is depicted on the Haagse Bakkies installation. This was made in collaboration with the students of the Industrial Design program at the Technical University of Delft. They used the rich digital newspaper collection in Delpher as a source for the content of the exhibition. The students thus send visitors on a journey of discovery and ensure that they discuss provocative and social topics with an open and curious attitude.

The exhibition shows what an exciting sanctuary the library is. A place where everyone is welcome to research any topic and explore new perspectives on controversial debates. The library is a haven for freedom of expression.
The intention of the installation is to give visitors all sides of the story by showing different perspectives on a subject. This is also represented by the different silhouettes of the heads on the posts. By making all voices heard, the visitor is helped to create a complete and well-founded opinion.

The expo can be visited in November and December 2022 at KB, national library of the Netherlands.

Quattuor amicis

On Monday, May 23, the interactive exhibition «Quattuor amicis» opened in which the KB alba amicorum collection takes center stage. The temporary exhibition is a collaborative project between the KB and the KABK (Royal Academy of Art). Creative makers from the Interactive/Media/Design department therefore designed several interactive installations based on the collection. Feel, smell and experience the projects for yourself now!

The exhibition can be visited free of charge until Saturday 4 June during KB opening hours in the KB Atelier and in the Bidahal (the space upstairs and downstairs between the KB and the National Archive and the hall opposite the Museum of Literature).

Photos by Roel Backaert

Exposition «Quattuor amicis»

Announcement poster opening expo IMD

Opening expo ‘Quattuor amicis’

May 23, 2022 @ 16:00 June 4, 2022 @ 17:00

Announcement poster opening expo IMD
Free Free entrance

KB Atelier

Prins Willem-Alexanderweg 5
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland 2595 BE Netherlands
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KABK Interactive/Media/Design

A sneak peek into the process of making an exposition for the KB Atelier

Group 2: Team Jeta

The students of IMD are divided in 4 groups: each group will make a prototype according to the assignment (the alba amicorum collection of the KB).

You can follow their process via these URL’s:

Group 1: https://smooth-clutch-fae.notion.site/Client-assignment-bcee7ea3843c46378411d4d4b72ae134
Group 2: https://www.notion.so/TEAM-JETA-117f694817ef4a19ab3b4b893253997d
Group 3: https://elastic-production-d21.notion.site/Group-3-2c3f42349c4444c7a376222154d74855
Group 4: https://www.notion.so/NOVUS-NEXUS-c017e0df054346edb77d088261c8c99a

Books Make Friends – The National Library of The Netherlands kicks off a second collaboration with KABK

On Monday, 21 February 2022, students from the Master Non Linear Narrative and the Bachelor Interactive / Media / Design departments of the Royal Academy of Art visited the National Library of The Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek). This day we organized a kick-off for a semester-long collaboration, during which students will research the library’s comprehensive catalogue of alba amicorum (friendship books) with a view to making these resources accessible to a wider audience (like e.g. other makers, creative users). These projects are a follow-up to the project with the KABK’s IAFD department.

The kick-off started on site, with presentations by several restoration experts. These talks were followed by a guided tour of the library’s large-scale storage depot. The program was completed by talks on user accessibility within an open digital context. In order to understand the significance of the alba amicorum collection and gain insight into how archives can function as a source of inspiration for new cultural creativity, students attended presentations by Rianne Koning, Coordinator Public Programming, Jeroen Vandommele, Curator Modern Manuscripts, Sophie Reinders, Assistant Professor at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and Dick van Dijk, Creative Director at Waag Society. 

[Photo credits: Roel Backaert]

KB depot
KB restoration atelier
Presentation by Sophie Reinders
Presentation by Dick van Dijk
Presentation by Jeroen Vandommele