The exhibition 'All hands on deck' at the MAS is the first exhibition that will be using archive material that was digitised by VIAA. This new presentation in the Kijkdepot shows stories and objects of collectors with a passion for shipping.
About ‘All hands on deck’
With this exhibition 'All hands on deck' - which starts on April 26, 2014 - the MAS honors the 75th anniversary of 'vzw Vrienden van het Nationaal Scheepvaartmuseum' (Friends of the National Shipping Museum). Main focus of the MAS are the stories of the city, the world, the harbor and the stream. The collection of the former National Shipping Museum is an essential part of the museum. Main contributors to this collection are the Friends of the National Shipping Museum. The association was founded in 1939 in order to keep the history of shipping alive. This year the association is celebrating its 75th anniversary. They still collect artifacts or mediate purchases.
To honor 75 years of collecting, the MAS is putting the collection of Friends of the National Shipping Museum in the spotlight. This new presentation in the Kijkdepot shows stories and objects of collectors with a passion for shipping. Model ships and paintings, compasses and quadrants, but also tattoos and seaman’s knots are on display. Films and testimonials give an insight into life at sea and lets you look behind the scenes of the association.