Museon

A museum for science and culture in The Hague, the Netherlands.

The Museon has collections in the fields of geology, biology, history, archeology, physics, engineering and ethnology.

The museum was initiated in 1904 by the newspaper director Frits van Paasschen, who wanted to establish a museum where children could learn about industry. Although science and technology became important domains for the museum, the original idea has never been realized. Under the museum’s first director, the geologist Herman van Cappelle, the collection policy moved towards natural history and ethnology. Van Paasschen’s idea of a museum with a strong education mission however was implemented from the very beginning, expressed by the museum’s previous name ‘Museum for Education’. From the start the museum organised lessons for school classes, based on the visual tools that are provided by the museum’s collection. Around 1910 the museum was also the first organisation in the Netherlands that programmed educational movies, an initiative that led to the foundation of the first school cinema in the country.

 

ESTABLISHED

1904

DIRECTOR

Marie Christine Van der Sman

Location

Den Hague, The Netherlands

ONSITE VISITS

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ONLINE VISITS

268,000+ (2014)

FACEBOOK FANS

1,900+

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

5,600+

Team

INTK, collaborators and freelancers responsible for projects developed with the Museon.

Rui Guerra

INTK co-founder and strategist

Janique Smeets

Online communication specialist at INTK

Christine Gündisch

Christine Gündisch

Online Communication & Marketing at Museon

Maarten Okkersen

Maarten Okkersen

Head of Communications & Productions at Museon

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