AMSTERDAM- Artists are trying today to occupate the Rijksmuseum so it will be too crowded to entry as visitor. This is because the artists against the savings of the government in the art sector.
The artists of the occupation are part of the action group ‘Schuilen in het Rijks’. According to them is the Rijksmuseum the symbol for art en glory in the Netherlands.
You can follow the occupation on Twitter or on the website schuileninhetrijks.nl. This is like the ‘schreeuw voor cultuur’ resistance against the gouvernment.
Hopefully this will help something against the cuttings. Although it seems there is no way back anymore on the savingprograms in culture and education. The government states the opposite of the city Amsterdam who wants to be a creative city.
written by Emilie van Geijn, individual assignment