Breda Month of History
    1 oct 2021 -

    Breda Month of History

    Get to work!


    “In 2021, work is more than just a necessary evil to put food on the table. It is something that helps you to give meaning and structure to your life, a place where you engage in social contacts, a means for acquiring prestige and status, and an important cornerstone in the formation of your identity”. – Month of History quote

    On 1 October the Dutch annual national Month of History starts, and this year the theme is Get to work! We’re joining forces with many partner organisations around the city to put the history of Breda in the spotlights. We’re presenting a varied programme, in assorted locations as well as online. You can find an overview of the complete activity programme in the city here.

    From student to Get to work In NEXT, the exhibition shows the path followed from being a student to becoming a working professional. The historical inspiration for this is the artist Gerrit de Morée. He was the co-founder of the Bredasche Kunstkring and the Vrije School voor Beeldende Kunsten (Free School for Visual Arts) in Breda, the precursor of St Joost - School of Art and Design.

    We’ll be welcoming groups from primary and secondary education throughout the whole month for ‘get-to-work-shops’ in which we highlight four specific artistic crafts: paper-folding art, bookbinding, animation and painting. NEXT is the location for workshops, guided tours and meetings during the Month of History. During the week, students from BUas are present at set times to explain the theme of the Month of History and tell visitors about what can be seen and experienced in NEXT.

    Workshops autumn break During the schools’ autumn break we’ll be giving workshops in NEXT for children (7+) on Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October. Under the guidance of a professional, they get to work with folding art, based on Gerrit de Morée’s folding animals. Registration is possible via the Dutch page.

    On days when there are no educational workshops in NEXT, paper-folding sheets can be found on the tables so that visitors can explore the art of folding on their own.

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