3D printed design based on antique key in Rijksmuseum collection.

Sticker based on small design element of a Rijksmuseum image.

Rijksmuseum team discussing which images to showcase during Rijks Studio Fablab workshop at PICNIC Festival 2012.

3D print of Amsterdam canal house image from Rijksmuseum collection.

A small team of Rijksmuseum staff had their first Fablab experience today when they visited the Amsterdam Fablab at Waag Society’s Nieuwmarkt location.
And what an experience it was!

The team partnered with the Waag to prepare for the Rijks Studio Fablab workshop which will take place on Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18 during PICNIC Festival 2012 at Amsterdam’s EYE Film Institute.

Rijks Studio Fablab workshop participants will have the opportunity to create something based on blueprints derived from images in the Rijksmuseum’s art collection. The workshop will be structured according to three types of machines: 3D printers, a laser cutter and a vinyl cutter.

Today, the team developed gorgeous prototypes of objects that Festival participants will be able to produce themselves.

Marijke Smallegange, the Rijksmuseum’s Interim Marketing Manager, was especially enthusiastic. “Our collection provides a huge amount of inspiration for all kinds of design. I hope that we inspire a lot of young, creative people to look differently at our art collection and make beautiful, personal designs.”

Mark Your Calendars!

Rijks Studio Fablab Workshop

Date: Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18 
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Fablab

Please note: this will be a FREE workshop that is open to PICNIC Festival participants as well as the general public.



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