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Tentoonstelling MAS gebruikt audio gedigitaliseerd door VIAA

08/04/2014

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.

Two audio fragments digitsed during the first digitsation wave of VIAA are being used in support of this presentation.  Firstly an interview with Joe Pancho (the first tattooist in the harbor of Antwerp) and secondly a conversation with the crew of the OMOO (and sailing ship that sailed around the world in 1952).  Both fragments were on a ¼” audiotape.

“The reuse of these audio fragments shows the importance of digitisation. If this archive material hadn’t been digitised we wouldn’t have been able to use it in this exhibition.  Now we can incorporate these interviews in our film montages.” says Karen Van Peel (associate production of ‘All hands on deck’).


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.