ARTIS opens the Groote Museum: bring the ‘Oostzaal’ to life!

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On 12 May, ARTIS will open an entirely new museum, the Groote Museum, on the freely accessible Artisplein. The Groote Museum is housed in the oldest museum building in Amsterdam (1855). The museum will let you experience the connection between all living things: humans, animals, plants and microbes. To put on a challenging program in the ‘Oostzaal’ of the Groote Museum, we need your help!

The ‘Oostzaal’: a meeting point for everyone

The museum consists of two rooms: the Oostzaal and the Westzaal. The rooms are divided into 14 interlocking zones. One of the zones is a meeting area that will play host to activities for all ages – also for you! They will take the form of brief events, such as a mini lecture, a meditation or an experiment. These are called ‘gatherings’. This is where we join with visitors to explore the world around us.


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Although renovation of the Oostzaal has been completed, it is lacking those essential final touches that would make it an exciting place to visit for everyone: practical matters such as voting machines for debates, a high-spec beamer, an application, talk show decor and headphones for a silent disco, but also programmes with speakers that you would not want to miss. You can help us by contributing to this crowdfunding campaign, through which we hope to raise €50,000 to revive ARTIS’ educational function at the Groote Museum for all our visitors!

What is the Groote Museum?

It will take you on a personal journey all around the museum. Taste the future, test your emotions and discover new things, such as what links your intestines to a carrot and a worm. Animations, installations, works of art, films and stories will hold a mirror up to you, confront you with questions and make you see things from a different perspective.

The Oostzaal programme will consist of a number of recurring items, such as daily gatherings, but no two days, weeks or months will be the same. It will be tailored to current events and the target audience. Events might include an evening lecture by primatologist Frans de Waal about gender and sexual differences in humans and animals or a weekend gathering of children to record the children’s philosophy podcast ‘Big little question time’.

Will you help to bring the Oostzaal at the ARTIS Groote Museum back to life? Donate now and take your pick from a choice of unique perks, such as an exclusive tour through the museum by Karlien Pijnenborg (Head of the Groote Museum).

Thank you very much in advance!

 

 

€100 Donate Recommended Verzorger voor één dag - Maak kans om een dagdeel mee te lopen met een verzorger in het ARTIS-Park. In het Groote Museum ervaar je de verbinding tussen alles wat leeft: mens, dier, plant en microbe. ARTIS-verzorgers Maartje en Job kunnen deze verbinding in het ARTIS-Park extra toelichten door hun kennis te delen over de dieren waar ze voor zorgen. 60 donors €100 Donate Be among the first to see a film in the East Room - Thank you so much for contributing to the Groote Museum! Donating this amount entitles you to two tickets to the first film night in the Groote Museum’s East Room. Date TBC. 40 donors No longer available €15 Donate Thank you! - Thank you for your contribution! We will send you an email with a personal message from Karlien Pijnenborg (director of the Groote Museum). 87 donors €35 Donate Chance to win an ARTIS membership - By donating this amount, you are in with a chance to win an ARTIS membership worth €97. The membership grants access to ARTIS Royal Zoo, the Groote Museum and Micropia for a full year. There are five memberships up for grabs! 78 donors €70 Donate Who will you take to the Groote Museum? - To thank you for your support, you will receive two entry tickets to the Groote Museum. 24 donors €150 Donate Will you visit the Great Thinkers? - Thank you so much! Donating this amount entitles you to two tickets to the evening programme ‘Great Thinkers’ in the Groote Museum’s East Room. Date TBC. 27 donors No longer available €750 Donate Exclusive dinner for two in the East Room - If you donate this amount, we will open the East Room especially for you for a dinner overlooking ARTIS. Invite a loved one, friend or family member to join you for a dinner for two. The dinner takes place on 6 July 2022, and is fully offered to you by Vermaat. 4 donors No longer available €1,500 Donate Exclusive tour guided by Karlien Pijnenborg (director of the Groote Museum) - To thank you for your donation, we will host a group tour for your entire team, group of friends or family. Karlien Pijnenborg (director of the Groote Museum) will take you and nine guests on an exclusive guided tour of the Groote Museum. No longer available €2,250 Donate Overnight stay in the Welgelegen Residence with entry to ARTIS and the Groote Museum - Stroll under the trees, enjoy the heritage, travel to the stars and spend the night in a characteristic 18th-century house in the heart of Amsterdam. This donation entitles you to an overnight stay for six in the Welgelegen Residence with entry to ARTIS and the Groote Museum. 1 donor No longer available €8,500 Donate Organise an event in the historic Tiger and Kings Reception Rooms - With their large windows and doors that open onto the Artisplein, these historic reception rooms are ideally suited to conferences, meetings, presentations and dinners. To thank you for your generous donation, we will turn over the Tiger and Kings Reception Rooms entirely to you (catering not included). No longer available
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01-06-2022 | 16:30 Lieve donateurs,  Met nog 2 dagen op de teller staan we op 74% van het doelbedrag… Geweldig, maar het is dus tijd voor een keiharde eindsprint! We zijn er bijna, help jij ons met de laatste 28% door deze campagne op je social media en via Whatsapp te delen? Voor deze laatste week hebben we nog een mooie loterij tegenprestatie toegevoegd: bij een donatie van €100 maak je kans om een dagdeel mee te lopen met een verzorger in het ARTIS-Park. In het Groote Museum ervaar je de verbinding tussen alles wat leeft, en ARTIS-verzorgers Maartje en Job kunnen deze verbinding in het ARTIS-Park extra toelichten door hun kennis te delen over de dieren waar ze voor zorgen! Jullie blijven ons verblijden met mooie reacties: “Ik vind het mooi wanneer zo'n oud gebouw weer opgeknapt wordt en weer een echte functie kan vervullen. Dan moeten natuurlijk wel alle benodigdheden aanwezig zijn.” “Het Groote Museum is een echte winst en heel verrassend - voor iedereen. Je kunt niet alleen nieuwe ervaringen en inzichten in het leven opdoen maar zelfs met een geluksgevoel naar huis gaan :-)” “Amsterdam verdient zo een prachtig vernieuwd initiatief in en van Artis. Laten wij samen er voor zorgen dat zo iets moois blijvend is.”   Samen naar de 100%! Hartelijke groet,  Iedereen bij ARTIS en het Groote Museum
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