Hoofdbeeld Schatkamer

Schatkamer van de Friese cultuur

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Boterhoek 1
8911 DH Leeuwarden
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Schatkamer van de Friese Cultuur (Treasure trove of Frisian culture)

“The place to be” for anyone interested in culture and literature is Tresoar, the modern repository and treasure trove of Frisian history. In 2018, you can get to know the rich Frisian culture from a European perspective: from medieval manuscripts in the vault and unique exhibitions, to historical and new film projects!

A selection from the treasure trove:

Treasure wall

Tresoar will highlight previously undiscovered Frisian treasures on a wall of LED screens. The modern display of the Frisian treasure trove will also regularly be made available to artists, musicians and poets performing in Tresoar.

Experience the Oudfries language in the vault

The large vault, which contains very special Oudfries manuscripts from the Middle Ages, will be open to the public. Legal texts will be brought to life during multimedia presentations of 10 minutes.…

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Schatkamer van de Friese Cultuur (Treasure trove of Frisian culture)

“The place to be” for anyone interested in culture and literature is Tresoar, the modern repository and treasure trove of Frisian history. In 2018, you can get to know the rich Frisian culture from a European perspective: from medieval manuscripts in the vault and unique exhibitions, to historical and new film projects!

A selection from the treasure trove:

Treasure wall

Tresoar will highlight previously undiscovered Frisian treasures on a wall of LED screens. The modern display of the Frisian treasure trove will also regularly be made available to artists, musicians and poets performing in Tresoar.

Experience the Oudfries language in the vault

The large vault, which contains very special Oudfries manuscripts from the Middle Ages, will be open to the public. Legal texts will be brought to life during multimedia presentations of 10 minutes.

Documentary: “Yn dit lânskip leit myn libben” In 2017, the film makers Halbe Piter Claus and Ismaël Lotz created the film “Yn dit lânskip leit myn libben”, which will be shown throughout 2018 in the Gysbert Japicxseal hall at Tresoar. This is a creative documentary about the richness and beauty of Frisian literature. The film features the Frisian writers Hilda Talsma and Hylke Speerstra and the cultural critic Huub Mous. All three write a letter to a deceased Frisian writer. The Skriuwersarke – the former houseboat of the writer Rink van der Velde, which is moored in a “petgat” (bog pool) in De Veenhoop – forms the backdrop for the film. Duration: 30 minutes.

Visual poetry

Tresoar embarks on a seductive expedition to an idiosyncratic linguistic land, where experimental poets regularly venture beyond borders and text takes on the character of images or vice versa.

Histobios in Tresoar

In the Histobios, a small cinema in the Tresoar study hall, you can immerse yourself in an ongoing presentation of Frisian film history every day. Films from Frisian pioneers from the collection of the Fries Film Archief (Frisian Film Archive), amateur films from all over the province and programmes and documentaries from the archive of Omrop Fryslân.

Piter Jelles Troelstra exhibition

In April 2018, Tresoar will open a permanent exhibition on the Frisian statesman, writer and poet Piter Jelles Troelstra and his love of language. The exhibition emphasises his non-political works, which can be read and heard in Tresoar.

“Salang’t de beam bloeit”: Frisian literature handbook

It’s time for a new, accessible Frisian literature history! With a handy guidebook, Joke Corporaal shows Frisian literary history in a new light (in Frisian, Dutch, English and German) for the upper years of secondary education, HBO (higher vocational education) students and other interested parties.

Exhibition: Latin in the Franeker University Library René Descartes, Anna Maria van Schurman, Maria Sybilla Merian: many illustrious names have studied or worked at Franeker! The Latin language occupied an important and unifying role in this respect. In partnership with Museum Martena, and located in the museum, Tresoar will organise an exhibition about the role of Latin at Franeker University.

Exhibition: Highlights in the basement The Tresoar storage depots are full of unusual and remarkable treasures. In 2018, the highlights of the collection will be exhibited in the large basement depot. These include Rembrandt’s marriage certificate, the oldest written book from Friesland, and a beautiful manuscript map of De Slachte.

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When

  • every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting from September 1st, 2018 until December 31st, 2018from 10:00 to 22:00
  • every Saturday starting from September 1st, 2018 until December 31st, 2018from 10:00 to 21:00
  • every Sunday starting from September 1st, 2018 until December 31st, 2018from 10:00 to 18:00
  • every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday until August 31st, 2018from 10:00 to 18:00
  • every Thursday and Friday until August 31st, 2018from 10:00 to 21:00

Prices

  • Free

Attributes

Additional Information Cultural Capital 2018

  • Discipline: Cultural heritage, Photography, Images and installations, Movie, Multimedia
  • Main language: Language No Problem, Dutch, Frisian

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