Texel and the world seas | The renewal plan for Museum Kaap Skil
In 2014 the Palmwood Wreck was discovered on the bottom of the Wadden Sea, just off the coast of Texel. The Palmwood Wreck is the most exceptional shipwreck ever found in Dutch waters. To everyone’s surprise the ship was full of unique seventeenth century objects. The collection of objects from the Palmwood Wreck, including a much-discussed dress and the beautiful gilt silver cup, was given on loan to Museum Kaap Skil on the island of Texel. XPEX developed the Masterplan for a renewed museum. In this plan the silk dress plays a leading role in this exceptional and international story about Texel and the world seas.
Concept: XPEX IContent creation: Museum Kaap Skil, XPEX Project Management: Royal Haskoning DHV
Offensive Books? Museum Meermanno – House of the Book
When is a book actually offensive? Do ‘offensive books’ fall under freedom of speech, or should we do something about them? XPEX designed the exhibition Offensive Books? for Museum Meermanno in The Hague. In the last hall of the exhibition, the visitor is challenged to think about and discuss what “really isn’t acceptable anymore” by literally ripping passages or titles from a book, and hanging them om a wall. The exhibition immediately gained major attention from amongst others the NOS, the Volkskrant and the NRC.
Ontwerp: XPEX Commissioned by: Museum Meermanno – House of the Book Guest curator: Bert Sliggers
NEMO experiments in The Studio
The Studio is an R&D location of NEMO Science Museum on the Marineterrein in Amsterdam. The museum developed the base concept together with XPEX. Through approachable programming for adults NEMO challenges visitors to investigate major societal issues. Momentarily we are developing one of the central permanent segments which is the face of The Studio, moves through the times with The Studio.