Dead Sea Scrolls Exposition

Activiteit: Organising and contributing to an event Popular

Description

GUEST CURATOR DEAD SEA SCROLLS EXHIBITION DRENTS MUSEUM (7 JULY 2013–5 JANUARY 2014)

As curator, and in consultation and cooperation with the Drents Museum, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), and the designers of KossmanndeJong (Amsterdam), I developed the concept, story, content (objects, texts, films, interviews), and design. Since January 2013 I worked with Adi Ziv-Esudri as curator from the IAA.

At the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies we initiated a project on the Dead Sea Scrolls that reached out to high school students and the general public. We made a webclass on the Dead Sea Scrolls and a ‘teaching package’ (‘lespakket’), consisting of a three-course programme on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewish revolt against Rome for high school (geared at VWO classes 5 and 6-level), to be used in classes such as Greek and/or Latin, Religion, and History.

Some outreach/impact statistics:
• 139,154 people visited the exhibition
• 8,000 copies of the exhibition book were sold
• 77 high schools in the Netherlands requested the ‘teaching package’; about 6100 high school students were taught the three-course programme at their schools, between October 2013 and January 2014; 572 high school students were taught at the faculty and afterwards visited the exhibition; 130 high school students were taught at their school
• 180 elementary school students were taught in the ‘Children’s University’ (‘Kinderuniversiteit’)
• 220 participants in the webclass on the Dead Sea Scrolls
Periode20122014
EvenementstypeExhibition
LocatieAssen, Netherlands