De Tijdreis at MAS Antwerp

StudioSpass designed and co-curated the exhibition ‘De Tijdreis’ for MAS museum in Antwerp. The MAS collection consists of some 500,000 objects that, altogether, tell the story of Antwerp and the world. The escalators in the MAS will not only take visitors up to the roof, they will also allow them to travel through time. An impressive selection of carefully curated photographs of the museum’s historic collection items were placed on high contrasting pattern backgrounds. The unique patterns the studio designed for each floor refer to historic soil layer drawings. Each floor displays the selected items of a time period in history. Starting at the oldest museum piece, the bones of the giant Antigoon, which are over five million years old, travelling through Egypt, the Mayan civilisation and the Schelde before the year 0 and exploring the history of Antwerp and Europe, Africa, Asia, America and Oceania before reaching the most recent collection pieces at the MAS on the 8th floor.

Pictures by Aad Hogendoorn