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Play the museumgame!

A glamorous appearance on the catwalk, glittering on the cover of a fashion magazine or dancing on an interactive floor? Together with your (grand-) children you are invited to play an exciting game and discover the beautiful collection in Wonderkamers of the Gemeentemuseum. Be surprised by a unique blend of art, storytelling, gaming and entertainment, with challenges for the whole family.

In Wonderkamers you or your (grand-) child will be able to become a museum director for one day. The adventure begins with a film in which director Benno Tempel asks for your help to design the "Magic Middle", a special building full of small works of art by top artists. You will then be sent off in pairs with a tablet in hand.

You will be guided past thirteen spectacularly decorated rooms where various works of art from the collections of visual arts, applied arts and fashion come to life. Along the way you will perform a number of assignments, ranging from fitting real period costumes to dancing the boogie woogie on an interactive floor, and from drawing a Berlage design to laying a table according to traditional etiquette.

The more assignments you successfully complete, the more points you will score. Use those points to shop to your heart's content in the Wonderkamers depot. And finally, you put together your own exhibition, using the works of art of your choice. You decide on the colour of the wall, the incidence of light, as well as the size of the display cabinet and the bench. When it is all done, director Benno Tempel comes in for a quick look. And who knows, you may be the next curator for his museum!

Back home, the party is not over yet. Go to the Wonderkamers website to show off the museum gallery or the cover of a fashion magazine you designed. Wonderkamers is fun for everyone who is young at heart, but most of all for children aged 9 to 18.

Wonderkamers is a collaboration project with Kossmann, De Jong and Kiss the Frog, and supported by the Mondrian Fund, BankGiro Lottery, SNS Reaal Fund, Cultural Participation Fund, Fonds 1818, Wecycle and Samsung. Wonderkamers has scooped numerous international awards, including a Dutch Game Award, International Design Award and a THEA Award - the largest international prize for amusement and theme parks.

De museumgame leidt langs dertien verschillende kamers waarin de kunst- en modecollecties tot leven komen. Van het showen van kostuums op de catwalk, tot dansen met Piet Mondriaan; van het ontwerpen van een eigen museumpaviljoen tot het virtueel dekken van een wonderlijke tafel.  

Hoe meer opdrachten je afrondt, hoe meer punten je kan verdienen. Daarmee kan je naar hartenlust kunst uitkiezen en maak je je eigen tentoonstelling. Aan het einde komt de directeur nog even een kijkje nemen en geeft feedback op het resultaat.

Wonderkamers ontving vele (inter)nationale prijzen, waaronder een Dutch Game Award en een THEA Award: de grootste internationale prijs voor pret- en themaparken.

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Wonderkamers is a collaboration with Kossmann. De young, Kiss the Frog and Rapenburg Plaza, and was made possible by the Mondriaan Fonds, BankGiro Lotterij, SNS Reaal Fonds, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, Fonds 1818, Wecycle en Samsung.