Audio tour Rijksmuseum app – Colonial Past

The Rijksmuseum has launched a completely revamped smartphone app. It gives users access to 14 audiotours in 9 languages, wayfinding, the e-ticket shop and the Rijksmuseum collection.

This tour leads past twenty objects that show different sides of the Dutch colonial past, the dark and the light, the known and the unknown. There are many stories behind the collection of the Rijksmuseum. The tour is about exploitation, slavery and domination, but also about the curiosity for new worlds that led to trade, innovation and cultural exchange.

I have recorded a part of the audio tour Colonial Past for the object White Oliphant.

Download the Rijksmuseum app here