The inauguration of SCHUNCK's art depot
On the 25th of January, Heerlen in the Netherlands witnessed the groundbreaking fusion of history and innovation as SCHUNCK, the city's new art depot opened its doors. Formerly a warehouse rooted in the region's mining heritage, the transformed space promises not only a journey through Heerlen's history but also a glimpse into the future of art curation.
SCHUNCK is a comprehensive cultural hub, housing a museum of modern and contemporary art, an architectural institute, a public library, and a school for music and dance. SCHUNCK's museum gallery takes center stage, annually hosting high-profile exhibitions featuring iconic contemporary artists or architects.
Last month marks a special moment in SCHUNCK's history with the introduction of the Art Depot and Atrium. While the Art Depot offers optimized space for the extensive art collection, its true innovation lies in the electronic mobile art racks. This innovative technology transforms the traditional way of how art is stored and displayed, and also ensures public visibility of art that otherwise would be hidden away.
The electronic mobile art racks, a first of their kind, are programmed according to a storyline as the art gracefully moves back and forth, inviting visitors into an interactive art journey. SCHUNCK unveiled the electronic mobile art racks on the 25th of January. They not only celebrated thehistory of Heerlen but also put themselves in the forefront of the global art scene. SCHUNCK invites all to witness this innovation and be a part of the innovative experience.