Dutch Museum voor Communicatie searches personal love stories for new exhibition

‘Love Is What You Want’ exhibits personal amorous experiences as well as communicative and behavioral facts and figures on love 

The Hague, July 21, 2015 – On September 4, the Dutch Museum voor Communicatie launches a participation project called ‘Love Is What You Want’, which focuses on the impact of love on human behaviour and interpersonal communication. Part of the project is the exhibition of personal stories of how people met and fell in love, mostly accompanied by objects that played a key role in these stories. The museum has already received many stories, yet searches for many more.

Dutch candour

The Dutch are known for their candour and are willing to share intimate details for this project. The museum has already received both moving and funny stories. Like the girl who hugged a life size mascot during an event, only to fall in love with the actual person wearing the mascot’s suit. This life size suit will be part of the exhibition, alongside video interviews of the most hilarious and touching testimonies. Also on display are video lectures by neuroscientist Gert Holstege on the chemical reactions in the brain when falling in love and the accompanying physical attraction, and much more.

Keen to tell

Visitors’ participation is very important to the Museum voor Communicatie, the Dutch museum that showcases the impact of communication on people specifically and society in general. ‘Love Is What You Want’ was conceived with public participation in mind. The museum asks people to share their stories on how they met their significant other. Although these stories can be very personal, most visitors are quite keen to tell. Not only Dutch stories are welcome though. The museum strives to add stories from abroad as well.

Love knows no boundaries

People who have had holiday romances in the past know that love knows no boundaries. Therefore, the museum would like to ask couples abroad to submit their stories on how they have met on www.loveiswhatyouwant.nl before August 15. ‘Love Is What You Want’ opens on Friday September 4 in the Museum voor Communicatie in The Hague.

More information

Please visit www.LoveIsWhatYouWant.nl or www.muscom.nl, follow the Museum voor Communicatie on Facebook FB.com/MusComNL, Instagram @MuscomNL, via Twitter @Muscom_NL or follow the hashtag #WantLove.

Note to the editor (not for publication). For more information and images, please contact:

Jochem Rotteveel
E: jrotteveel@muscom.nl

T: 0031-6-10916897

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Over het Museum voor Communicatie

Hoewel het museum pas sinds 1999 de naam Museum voor Communicatie draagt, bestaat het al sinds 1929. In dat jaar werd het Postmuseum opgericht als bedrijfsmuseum van het Staatsbedrijf der PTT. Sinds de Tweede Wereldoorlog is het museum gevestigd aan de Zeestraat in Den Haag, in de voormalige Koninklijke Bazar. Inmiddels is er in het museum veel meer te zien dan de geschiedenis van post en telecommunicatie alleen. Het Museum voor Communicatie is een cultureel ondernemend museum dat niet structureel wordt gesubsidieerd door de overheid of de gemeente Den Haag.

In maart 2015 is het startschot gegeven voor een nieuw Museum voor Communicatie. In de komende twee jaar transformeert het museum naar een interactief belevingscentrum waar verleden, heden én de toekomst van communicatie, en de impact ervan op de maatschappij en je eigen wereld, tot leven komen. Het museum zet breed in op samenwerking, publieksparticipatie en programmering van evenementen.

Voor meer informatie: www.muscom.nl

About the Museum voor Communicatie (Museum of Communication)

Although the name Museum voor Communicatie dates from 1999, the museum was founded in 1929. In that year, the Post Museum was established as the corporate museum of the state-owned PTT (post and telecom company). Ever since the Second World War the museum is located in the Zeestraat in The Hague, in the former Royal Bazar. By now, the museum offers much more than the mere history of the postal service and telecommunications. The museum shows the impact of communication on ourselves and the society around us with inciting presentations and a high-profile collection. The Museum voor Communicatie in The Hague is a culturally enterprising museum.

In March 2015 the renewal of the Museum was started. Within the next two years the museum will transform itself into an interactive communication hub where the past, present and future of communications, including its impact on society and your everyday life, will be brought to life. The museum focuses on cooperation, partnerships, participation of the public and event programming.

For more information: www.muscom.nl