NEO Centraal Museum


Utrecht, Netherlands, 2003

For this exhibition design a concept was devised in conjunction with the artist Peter Struycken’s light plan, where a mixture of classic, eclectic, rococo, baroque, exotic and gothic objects were exhibited in a number of separate rooms and housed in steel and mesh cages. The placement of the cages facilitated different routes through the rooms. At times the visitor could walk around the cages and at other times through them, viewing the exhibits from different angles and under different lighting conditions, whilst also seeing each other as objects among the exhibits.

Client: Centraal Museum
Location: Centraal Musem, Utrecht, Netherlands
Programme: Exhibition Design for Neo-styles exhibition curated by Frans Haks
Status/phase: Realized May – September 2003
Photography: J. Linders


Ben van Berkel with Boudewijn Rosman, Machteld Kors and Cynthia Hofman, Igor Kebel, Yuri Werner

Curator: Frans Haks
Exhibition Builders: Anytime