‘Expat Impressions of The Hague’ Needs A New Home
After four successful years, the Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) is searching for a new home for its interactive exhibit ‘Expat Impressions of The Hague’ following its appearance in The Hague City Hall. Unfortunately, if we cannot find a new location for the exhibit, it will be destroyed.
Having the exhibition at your location is a perfect way to showcase the beauty of The Hague to your staff, clients, visitors, and others. Those who are expats themselves will relate to the amusing and poignant anecdotes about discovering the city. Native residents of The Hague will have an opportunity to see their city through fresh eyes and relate a little better to the many internationals who call it home.
‘Expat Impressions’ showcases visual content as well as stories, letters, articles, and journals written by expatriates, providing a rich picture of what it has been like to live in The Hague from the 1950s to the present. It is fully bilingual, with Dutch and English presented side by side. The minimum floor space required to display the exhibition is approximately 12 sq. meters.
The exhibition is topically focused, with each side of a board presenting a different facet of daily life in The Hague. Themes covered are:
- Interaction with the Locals
- Customs and Socialising
- Food and Drink
The exhibition also includes an interactive component: observers are invited to (anonymously) write their impressions of The Hague on the provided Delft blue postcards and ‘post’ them in the vintage post box to be archived at the EAC, for future expansion of the exhibition, and PR initiatives.
Whether your organisation seeks to build bridges between local and international communities, introduce the city to international clients and visitors, or to display a beautiful and interesting focal piece, having ‘Expat Impressions of The Hague’ at your location may be a perfect way to highlight your intentions and will also preserve this unique way of showcasing local history.
After its current showing in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall, the EAC may have no alternative but to demolish the exhibition. Of course, we prefer to see its life extended by transfer to a new location, or perhaps someone who is able and willing to store it for us. We encourage interested parties to visit the exhibition in situ and visualise how it would appear in your organisation. Transportation would be the only cost incurred.