Visual portrait of the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Director looked for the unorthodox way of picturing the beauty, scale and tangibility of the enormous collection.
Schatkamer Rijksmuseum is a visual portrait of the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Peter Delpeut looked for the unorthodox way of picturing the beauty, scale and tangibility of the enormous collection. So he exploited the complicated logistics of the museum. A choice selection of objects is shown, not in silent glory in glass cabinets, but as they are handled by the museum staff: transported, cleaned, restored, photographed, hung etc. This makes the film an exceptionally rich visual spectacle while offering the viewer a rare opportunity to experience the tangibility, value and fragility of all those treasures.

Credits

Set geluid
Production company
IDTV Docs
TV company
AVRO TV
Distributor NL
RNTV

Title: Schatkamer Rijksmuseum
Year: 2000
Duration : 48 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2000

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