- By RAI Amsterdam
- In HistoryVenue
- Posted: June 03, 2015
RAI Exposed: pop-up exhibition showcases 120 years of history
RAI Amsterdam’s latest asset – the Amtrium building – is now featuring an exhibition on the history of the RAI, developed and realised by the Amsterdam Museum. The collaboration between the cultural institution and business sector is based on RAI Amsterdam’s role as partner of the exhibition ‘The industrial age – the Birth of Modern the Netherlands’. The roots of RAI Amsterdam lie in the Exhibition Palace (Paleis voor Volksvlijt) in the 19th century. The exhibition in the Amtrium features unique photo and film material and historical objects to showcase the 120-year history of the RAI. The exhibition can be visited free of charge on 7 June.
RAI Amsterdam exhibition
Opened on 2 June, the second storey of the RAI Amtrium, the new exhibition and convention building of RAI Amsterdam, has been set up as an exhibition space, featuring the history of the RAI based on themes such as people, architecture and events. The storyline is supported by posters and objects from the collection of the RAI combined with photographic and film material from the Amsterdam Museum and the Amsterdam City Archives (Stadsarchief). The exhibition can be visited free of charge on 7 June from 13.00 to 16.00, after which it will become part of the Amtrium and no longer be open to the public.
The Industrial Age
From 5 March to 2 August, the Amsterdam Museum is featuring the exhibition ‘The industrial age – the Birth of Modern the Netherlands’. Focused on the rapid transformation of the country in the 19th century, the exhibition is combined with a television series and a book on the period, highlighting the modernity and dynamics of the industrial age. The exhibition in the Amsterdam Museum features topics such as the development of Amsterdam as a metropolitan city, as well as the predecessor to the RAI, the Exhibition Palace (Paleis voor Volksvlijt).