studio job: the key moment for rijksmuseum
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apr 17, 2013
studio job: the key moment for rijksmuseum


‘the key moment’ by studio job for the rijksmuseum
photo by l. blonk

 

 

after 10 years of extensive restoration, the rijksmuseum in amsterdam has finally re-opened its doors to the public.
for this celebratory occasion, studio job was commissioned to design ‘the key moment’. queen beatrix of the netherlands was handed the
large golden key to release the monumental lock–conceived by the dutch-belgian duo–to the national institution in front of thousands of
onlookers on april 13th, 2013, as her last official public duty before retirement.

 

see designboom’s coverage on the intense renovation of the rijksmuseum by cruz y ortiz arquitectos here.

 

 

 

 


the lock and key are made from polished bronze, set on a wenge wood plinth
photo by l. blonk

 


the key which ‘unlocked’ the doors to the restored rijksmuseuma
photo by l. blonk

 


‘thanks majesty’
photo by l. blonk

 

 


dutch queen beatrix with director of the rijksmuseum, wim pijbes getting ready to unlock the doors to the newly renovated building
photo by m. may

 

 


queen beatrix with ‘the key moment’ with wim pijbes looking on
photo by j. van iperen

 

 

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