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Saturday 23 April

MOMO Festival 2022

Parfum de BoemBoem

Back To Boijmans

Parfum de BoemBoem <3 construction sites, architecture and transformations of the city of Rotterdam! The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen saved a special place in the BoemBoem heart for years. Five years ago we were still in the mud between the ribs of the new Depot to be built, on Saturday 23 April during MOMO Festival 2022 we will return to the mother that will take care of the museum family in the coming years: Back to Boijmans!

Expedition with an opening story by architect Francine Houben van Mecanoo

The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen has been located in the middle of the city since 1935. In the decades that followed, it was renovated and expanded several times by various architects with a top collection of 151,000 works of art! In 2019, the museum closed its doors for a large-scale renovation.

The museum will be closed to the public for ten years, making the transition a hot topic in the city. Because what exactly is going to happen in the coming years? You will hear that from the architect herself during the ‘Back to Boijmans’! Francine Houben and her colleagues from Mecanoo architects are responsible for the new extension and take the public of Parfum de BoemBoem and MOMO Festival public on a journey through her dreamed transformation for the museum.

Be amazed by artists and storytellers!

Parfum wouldn’t be Parfum if she didn’t take you to places you’d never go otherwise! Join us on Saturday 23 April to the construction site of the museum that is currently suffering from ‘asbestos syndrome’, and watch from the wings what is happening on the construction stage. Along the way you will be surprised by multiple storytellers and artists.

With Joost Oomen and Reindert Kragt a.o.

One of the artists waiting for you is writer, poet and theater maker Joost Oomen. After the publication of his novel ‘Het Perenlied’, he was proclaimed Literary Talent by de Volkskrant in 2021. But he became really world famous with his final place at the Slimste Mens van Nederland! During Parfum he takes bassist Reindert Kragt from the band Kruidkoek with him for a unique performance.

DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2022
TIMES: There is a route at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM (make sure to be there 15 min in advance!)
PRICE: Visitors to MOMO Festival ’22 can reserve a place for this tour for free (you have to show your festival wristband at the check-in) via the link below. If you don’t visit the festival you can get a ticket for € 13.50 p.p. from parfumdeboemboem.nl
STARTING POINT: Guided tours desk at MOMO Playground, Schouwburgplein


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