Hollandse Handen (Dutch Hands) has long been more than the set designer for Dutch United.
This United unit’s activities broadened in recent years to designing museums, exhibitions and events, the buildings of attractions and business interiors and the rental of props and storage. Hollandse Handen recently completed a special project: the Junior Resistance Museum in Amsterdam. Four witnesses stand at the centre of this exhibition: Eva, Jan, Nelly and Henk. These main characters – now an average of 82 years old – were between 9-14 years of age during the Second World War, the same age group as the Junior Resistance Museum’s target audience.
Each plays the main role in one of the four main themes: persecution, resistance, collaboration and daily life / adjustment. They tell their personal, true stories using original objects. HollandsHanden handled the implementation of the entire build: the four houses of the four characters, where children can learn about the war via interactive items. HollandsHanden also made the hull of an English bomber, which children can ‘fly’ in.
The Junior Resistance Museum was opened by Dutch Prime Minister Rutte.