Historama Abdij Middelburg (icoon) Historama, Abbey of Middelburg

Historama, Abbey of Middelburg

The history of the Abbey of Middelburg presented in its hallways and crypts

We were asked to show the history of this abbey by placing large photographs and big legible texts on the walls. It seemed to us that the text provided – a complete book – would in this way not be read by the visitors. We thought it was best to separate the text from the images and to always display it as a book, every time opened on a different page. As we did not want to disturb the specific historical quality of the abbey we used modern materials with an historic feel; canvas with wooden knobs, wooden plates on chains and silk-screen printed text that looked like parchment.

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