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kerststal dec 2011Remarkable nativity Scene on display

From 8 December onwards the remarkable nativity scene by Henk and Anna Jonkers will be on display again at the Museumcafé. This nativity scene distinguishes itself from other scenes by the use of a extraordinary material: leather!

Read more: The remarkable nativity scene by Henk and Anna Jonker.

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Mr. Watanabe (r) and Mr. Okuno next to some Kumagaï shoes

In 1991, the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum hosted the Tokio Kumagai Shoe exhibition. Kumagai gained a reputation for his singular shoe designs in the 1980s, both in Japan and in Europe. In 1987, at the height of his fame, he died at the age of just 39. His legacy, in the form of hundreds of prototypes, remained in the possession of Itokin, the Japanese group that administered Kumagai's label. More than 450 of these prototypes were donated to the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum by Mr Minoru Watanabe, the managing director of Itokin, for the planned exhibition.

Read more: International recognition for Shoe Museum's collection

Afrikaans masker met scarifFrom 12 September 2015 to 16 May 2016 the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum in Waalwijk will be showing the exhibition Skin as a Means of Communication. In this exhibition guest curator Geert de Bruijn explains how humans are able to communicate using their skin or prepared animal hide.

Read more: New Exhibition: Skin as a means of communication

 Afrikaans masker met scarif

From 12 September 2015 to 16 May 2016 the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum in Waalwijk will be showing the exhibition Skin as a Means of Communication. In this exhibition guest curator Geert de Bruijn explains how humans are able to communicate using their skin or prepared animal hide.

Read more: New Exhibition: Skin as a means of communication

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Wednesday Whiskey x Luc Verschuuren

This spring, Wednesday Whiskey, the young label in men’s shoes by the Dutch entrepreneur Marijn Verschure, is launching a very special project. Several artists, from different origines, were invited to apply their significant signature on a pair of Wednesday Whiskey shoes. As a result the eye-catching works of art will be on display in a small exhibition, called Wednesday Whiskey x The Artists at the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum in Waalwijk, the Netherlands.

Marijn Verschure, who is both founder and owner of Wednesday Whiskey, came up with the idea for the art project together with his friend Pablo Lücker during an international fair.

Read more: Wednesday Whiskey x The Artists