Museum Night is perhaps the largest cultural evening event of the year in the city
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Groninger Museum Night will take place on Saturday 11 September this year; the annual event sees almost every museum in the city throw open its doors to visitors for a unique evening programme. Visitors can make their own museum night plan, booking only the exhibitions that they want to see, for a price of 2.50 euros per museum.
As reported by the GIC, the programmes will last from 19:00 to 00:00, and tickets are available via groningermuseumnacht.nl
The Groninger Museum will host a silent disco by KopjeK, along with performances by Rani, Orange Skyline, and Eva Waterbolk. Special tours will also be put on for those that would like a slower-paced walkthrough of the museums’ collection.
The graphic design museum, located next to the Martinikerkhof, will host a performance by the city poet for Groningen Myron Hamming, along with a special exhibition by illustrator Olivia Ettema, and writer Franca Treur.
Noorderlijk Scheepvaart Museum
This museum is dedicated to shipping and boating history in the North, and will play host to a dance performance by The Lost Night Collective; along with music by Stanimir Lambov, and Toucan Coma.
The cartoon-themed museum at the Groninger Forum will include a live drawing session led by the Groninger cartoonist Jan-Willem Spakman.
The RUG’s museum will exhibit a new VR archeology museum, and host musical performances by rapper Alexander Moto, as well as the violin duo the Bihotz Duo.
This year, the Akerk is the main exhibition space for the Noorderlicht Photography Festival: The Makeable Mind. A top attraction here will be the enormous, multimedia-led LAWKI-NOW instillation, but the ARK design collective.