For example, the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum’s digital concept known as Rijksstudio became the foundation for the Boekarmband [Book Bracelet], which turned a sizeable yet specific selection of etches by Rembrandt van Rijn into jewellery. The Collier van hondjes [Collar of dogs] is a comparable, story-telling concept that encompasses the large number of Rembrandt’s dogs in a gem of a miniature publication.
Digital presentation of archives has become an important theme, but it may be equally important to present all of that digital material in a tangible and appealing way to a broad – or perhaps a very specific – audience. With a background in architecture, art, design, data science and manual bookbinding, Lyske Gais and Lia Duinker have got what it takes to continue presenting many more digital worlds in surprising ways.
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