Museum for Communication in The Hague Wins Design Award

The Museum for Communication in The Hague, Netherlands was recently awarded a Silver European Design Award for a stamp exhibition entitled XXS Dutch Design.

The exhibition, opened last year November by King Willem Alexander, demonstrates the design process of a postage stamp. Well-known Dutch artists and designers came together to perfect a new stamp design. The brand new royal stamp depicting King Willem Alexander’s face is now on display for the general public for the first time as part of an exhibition.

At the Museum for Communication you will also find a large collection of stamp designs through the ages. In fact, 1200 unique stamps are on display.  The Dutch are known for their unique stamp designs and stamps are like tiny works of art intended to be admired but also utilised. The displays and stamps themselves tell stories from many years ago on many historical and contemporary topics.

The museum also has works by Dick Bruna, Rineke Dijkstra, Piet Paris and Anton Corbijn on display.

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The European Design Award is an annual award hosted by fifteen design magazines published in Europe. The XXS Dutch Design exhibition won a silver award in the ‘Exhibition Design’ category. One design element that makes this particular exhibition so special is the large panels built in the form of postage stamps.

The XXS Dutch Design exhibition is on display until the 7th of September 2014. Further details about the exhibition and the Museum for Communication can be found here.



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Elizabeth Joss is the founder and main writer at The Museum Times. She works as a university lecturer by day and is an avid travel blogger and arts and culture enthusiast by night. Elizabeth started The Museum Times out of the need to give smaller, lesser-known museums more exposure.

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