Tinker Imagineers has designed the permanent exhibition at the National War Cemetery Loenen in the Netherlands. The first part of the exhibition focuses on stories of Dutch war victims and the deployment of the Dutch during international (peace) missions. Visitors encounter the relatives of war victims through mirrors, confronting them with the idea that this could have been about themselves.
The stories show how sorrow lingers after so many years and often continues to play out across multiple generations. Visitors are constantly aware of their own reflection while looking at these pieces.
The adjacent room puts the spotlight on the veterans and tells the story of military missions that the Netherlands has contributed to since 1947. The room contains an interactive touch screen table with a large world map. The table acts as an interactive database of missions that involved the Dutch military between 1947 and today. Some missions are accompanied by interviews with veterans.
Photography: Mike Bink