25 June 2023
Over the past two weeks, intensive work has been done behind the scenes to improve and supplement the geographical classification in our collection database. This database has been in existence for more than fifteen years. In 2008 it was not so easy to find out in which region a country is located, certainly not in Africa and Asia, but even in Europe. Wikipedia now provides clear overviews. We noticed that the classification of countries in, for example, East or Central Africa was not always correctly noted. This is now standardized and in addition countless tribes can even be pinpointed in a specific province. All this seems so logical, but it turned out to be quite a round of checks with numerous changes. Anyway, if you still find a questionable location, we'd like to hear about it on the way to better!Permalink
Amsterdam or Amazing?
18 June 2023
Internally we sometimes use APM as an abbreviation for the Amsterdam Pipe Museum, comfortably short and yet clear. Although, if you read the reviews on Google and Tripadvisor, you might read APM differently. The adjectives that visitors use for our museum are many: delightful, enchanting, interesting, but definitely the most read is amazing. So why not the Amazing Pipe Museum? In any case, it is obvious that every visitor is amazed by the incredible variety in the collection, the artistry in design and the multitude of shapes all over the world. We will from now on emphasize this aspect of the collection in our PR and communication.Permalink
Theme day Vlaardingen
9 June 2023
Jan Anderson from Vlaardingen, now 87 years old, has collected a total of about 150,000 objects in his museum. This museum is a foundation, but without Jan's driving force its survival seems doubtful. Or not? An agreement has now been made with the Reinwardt Academy for Heritage Studies, the National Cultural Heritage Agency and Heritage South Holland ensuring that the collection will be stored and preserved in its own depot building. But closed to the public. In the meantime, systems keep track of how the indoor climate, mold, insects and other factors evolve and affect the collection. This depot will only be opened again after 20 or 30 years. Similar to Sleeping Beauty who is kissed awake after a hundred years. Will the collection still be as fresh as the princess from the fairy tale? In order to discuss this theme with museum colleagues, a symposium was held in Vlaardingen, which we obviously wanted to attend. This scenario would not be our first choice for our collection.Permalink