Daniël Lohues, the best-known Drent in the Netherlands, has collected his favourite works of art and historical objects. Lohues is inextricably connected to the province of Drenthe. It is his homeport. He is fascinated by history ‘because you cannot know where you’re going until you know where you’re from’.
This is where I’m from is a special exhibition about the South-eastern part of Drenthe which contains a rich diversity of objects, from its oldest archaeological find, a Neanderthal hand axe, to Toyism, a present-day art movement in Emmen. It includes stories about the castle of Coevorden, Vincent van Gogh in Nieuw-Amsterdam, the Saxons and the Battle of Ane. Daniël has made his choice and in doing so paints a fascinating picture of the rich history of this area.
Daniël Lohues has compiled this exhibition from the collections of the Drents Museum, and has added objects from other Dutch museums.