DIVA: A Window into the World of Diamonds and Precious Metals
Image design by Carla Janssen-Höfelt, © DIVA.
Another exciting new project underway! We’re delighted to announce that we’re working with Netherlands’ exhibition developers and producers Bruns B.V. on the creation of DIVA, the Museum of Diamonds, Jewellery and Silverware in Antwerp. Producer Dave Thompson tells us more about the project and our collaboration with Bruns, DIVA, Belgium-based multimedia experts CREATE and Belgian filmmaker Mario de Munck.
“In partnership with DIVA we’re developing a suite of filmic programs and multimedia interactive installations to open a window into the history of diamonds and precious metals. Our contributions will guide visitors through the hidden world of diamond collectors, uncovering the people and stories connected to this high-price, high-risk trade. Engaging personal stories will be compounded by informative interactive elements bringing objects to life.”
The Museum will progress through the world of the collector, into the workshops, and onto the globe-spanning trade network. Personal histories will be expanded through social histories, through representations of opulent dining rooms and boudoirs. And the sometimes-murky provenance of diamonds and other precious metals will be explored through stories of robbery, deceit and counterfeiting in ‘The Vault.’
We’ll be sharing more details in the run-up to the grand opening on the 5 & 6 May, 2018.