Various video recordings were made for the exhibition Republic at Sea in the Main Gallery. Jeroen van der Vliet, head of collections and research at The National Maritime Museum, together with investigative journalist Anna Gimbrère, went in search of stories about the Republic in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
republic at sea - the main gallery
The exhibition Republic at Sea shows how the Netherlands was formed as a maritime nation. The exhibition tells the story of the Republic in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by means of more than 50 masterpieces. The Main Gallery is the starting point of the museum visit
the downside of the 'golden age' in the main gallery
The history of slavery is inextricably linked to its history. How is this covered in the Main Gallery? Jeroen van der Vliet, head of collections and research, explains just that to investigative journalist Anna Gimbrère.
Constantia Bloemaert in the main gallery
There are only a few portraits of women in the National Maritime Museum, but there one is to be found in the Main Gallery: a portrait of Constantia Bloemaert. Jeroen van der Vliet tells Anna Gimbrère who Constantia was.
The Battle of Texel in the Main Gallery
The Dutch Republic and England fought many naval battles in the second half of the seventeenth century. You can see the painting 'Battle of Texel' in the Main Gallery. Anna Gimbrère and Jeroen van der Vliet take a look at Texel.
's Lands Zeemagazijn in the Main Gallery
's Lands Zeemagazijn, the building in which the National Maritime Museum is located was at the epicentre of a Republic at Sea in the seventeenth century. Jeroen van der Vliet shows Anna Gimbrère a painting from the Main Gallery which shows the activity around 's Lands Zeemagazijn.