In 2014, the Drents Museum completed a deaccession process for over 5,000 objects from its collection.This project was conducted with the greatest care and in accordance with the Leidraad voor het Afstoten van Museale Objecten (LAMO: guidelines for deaccessing museum objects). Once the project was completed, the objects no longer had any museum value.
Artist Danielle Kwaaitaal took care of several of these deaccessed objects and collaborated with fourteen renowned artists from various disciplines, asking them to breathe new life into these objects. Danielle Kwaaitaal then documented these ‘new works of art’ in a special way. The ABOVE & BEYOND exhibition restores the museum value of these objects and puts Kwaaitaal at the centre of the debate about the future of our cultural heritage.
Participating artists: Simone Boon, Aziz Bekkaoui, Hans van Bentem, Liselore Frowijn, Mada van Gaans, Annelies Grimbergen, Marc de Groot, Imme van der Haak, Jan Jansen. Jasper Krabbé, Jeroen van Mechelen, Frans Piek, Chrystl Rijkeboer and Hinke Schreuders.