As one of the quintessential international cities in the world, The Hague has always welcomed those from other countries who come to stay, whether for one year, ten years, or more. As a result, expatriates have been witness to many of the historical events that have happened in The Hague, and they bring their own unique perspective to these events, as well as to daily life in the city. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a new exhibition in The Hague City Hall entitled ‘Expat Impressions of The Hague’, which will reveal the history of The Hague as seen through expatriate eyes. From the 1950s through the present day, the exhibition will showcase 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 as an expatriate during the past several decades.
A Wide Audience
The exhibition will run from 26 October to 14 November 2015 in the Atrium of the City Hall in The Hague. It will be free to the public and presented in both English and Dutch to make it accessible and interesting to people of all ages and backgrounds. The location of the exhibit in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall will put it in front of the many thousands of people who visit the City Hall; in fact, Foundation ‘Atrium The Hague’ reports that the City Hall averages 8.000 visitors per week.
The exhibition comprises five large full-colour displays showcasing material from several local archives, and will be officially opened by the Mayor of The Hague during an invitation-only reception on November 4, 2015. Articles promoting the exhibition are being published in local and expat media, as well as on social media.
Three organisations have come together to create the exhibition: The Expatriate Archive Centre, The Hague Municipal Archives, and ACCESS. Sponsors to date include Shell, The Hague Bridge, Rabobank, and the American Women’s Club of The Hague.
The organisers are still looking for additional sponsors to cover the design and production costs of the displays. Participation will provide sponsors with excellent branding opportunities within the Dutch and the expat/international community, given the nature and location of the exhibition, its duration, as well as the opening by the Mayor. To inquire about a sponsorship opportunity for your organisation, please contact The Expatriate Archive Centre at 070 427 2014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.