Print samples of early 1900, Gemeente Museum The Hague
PHOTO: PETER WILLEMS
Mondrian Mind Museum
The collection should consist of as many original works by Piet Mondrian and the De Stijl-art movement. These works are expected to come from museum depots and private collections, or will be facsimiles. The idea is to show a complete overview of all the works so that visitors get a good idea of the development of Piet Mondrian and the artists in the De Stijl-art movement.
Beside the exhibition of original paintings, objects, and furniture, full-scale replicas of Mondrian's studios in Paris and/or New York will be on display. The collection will be accompanied by a waxwork of Piet Mondrian and other artists of the De Stijl movement, such as Gerrit Rietveld and his staff in front of his workshop in Utrecht. Another plan is to build a replica of Café Union, by Piet Oud, and the Aubette, by Theo van Doesburg and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Besides the works by Mondrian and the De Stijl-art movement, other forms of art and works from people who were subsequently inspired by the De Stijl-art movement by that time will also be exhibited.
A permanent, contemporary style exhibit will be dedicated to the “Sacred Geometry” and how colour works in different media, for example, in light, paint, printing, materials, many of which are related to the time of the De Stijl movement. The Museum will include a reception area, a cloakroom, temporary exhibition spaces, and a coffee and souvenir shop. The museum shop will have a selection of high-quality Dutch and International art, design, and photography books, related to the early 20th century and later.
Exhibitions, workshops and auditorium
Temporary exhibition spaces will exhibit different forms of art, rotating within certain periods. This could be sourced from the Academy of Art and Design school graduates, which will ensure a steady stream of visitors. Other areas may be used to hold courses and workshops, such as for photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, computer-graphics, or 3D modeling. An auditorium with high-quality multimedia equipment makes this space ideal for seminars and presentations. In addition, this space could be easily converted for events, such as receptions, dinners, weddings, etc.
The Mondrian Mind museum will be provide opportunities for young people of all ages to engage not only with art but also with science. Extensive programs will be created by organizing active workshops, DIY activities, and guided assignments, so students will learn better by doing it for themselves.
The virtual museum
Once a 3D experience can be realized and demonstrated, the attraction can be immediately up-scaled. To develop such a 3D service will definitely involve many parties working together. The virtual reality will attract artists and bring cultural institutions such as theatres, movie houses, and educational institutions, such as museums and libraries, together. The website or 3D portal will keep the public informed about new works to be exhibited.