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bomenmuseum wateringseveld, den haag

catalogue number: hdv 2008.112.1
date created: 1997-2008 (2011)
classification: installations
work type: environment
medium: at the request of the Ontwikkelingscombinatie Wateringse Veld, Stroom The Hague conceived an art plan for the Wateringse Veld, a new suburb (then still under development). In close collaboration with the designers of public space herman de vries designed a 'tree museum'. The tree museum and an ecological connection zone were officially opened in 2008 and the project was rounded up on September 29, 2011.
The tree museum is the largest art project in Wateringse Veld. It is a variation on the old arboretum, a park where all sorts of special and ordinary specimens are planted. The idea here is to plant as many different species of trees in the neighbourhood as possible. This means that there are approximately 400 species of trees in Wateringse Veld.
signature and inscriptions: [uninscribed]
current repository: Wateringse Veld, The Hague
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collecting history:
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photo/scan: courtesy Peter Foolen, Eindhoven (2011)
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
collection catalogue Catalogus van het Bomenmuseum in de Haagse wijk Wateringse Veld / Vincent de Boer, et al., redactie; Julia Dotulong en Ineke Westbroek, teksten (Ontwikkelingscombinatie Wateringse Veld, 2011) [online (57Mb)].