We went to the Street Art Museum today. They leaded guided tours through the Nieuw-West neighborhood and talk about the significance of not only the works and their creators, but the value of street art to a community as a whole.
Eco-museum where art and stories come together
Give street art a function as a tool to connect people within the community
Be the first open source and shared impact museum
Create jobs for local youths as Street Curators
Combine technology and art to work on future of the heritage
Put spotlight on our neighbourhood of Amsterdam Nieuw-West
The "museum" is actually the neighborhood and the value the community places on the art placed there. Our curators' expertise was instrumental in our understanding of the pieces.
Artists are commissioned from all over the world to work here.
And art sometimes just appears.
And sometimes you don't have to think too hard about the art.