"Herengracht 401 lies at the heart of Amsterdam’s beautiful canal district. For more than 70 years it was home to the artist Gisèle van Waterschoot van der Gracht, known usually just as ‘Gisèle’. During the Second World War it was a place of safety for Jews and others fleeing the Nazis. Today it is a space for exhibitions, discussion and debates, on the relationship between art, morality, freedom and courage. ..."
Read here Kenan's text on Living in Diversity.
The House of Gisele can be visited by appointment in guided tours of 12 persons maximum on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We have possibilities for both private groups or for individuals. The tour takes approximately one hour.
Groups will visit the authentic WWII apartment of Gisèle and her hiders, the salon, where she lived with her husband Arnold D’Ailly after the war and her last studio where today contemporary exhibitions are shown.
Please contact us to find a suitable date for your group or to join an open group as an individual. Read more.
Emerging HiStories 27 January to 10 March 2017 Vernissage 27 January, 17.00 - 20.00 hrs
Open Tue-Fri, 12.00 - 18.00 hrs
A collection of evocative and symbolic objects about flight, tribulation and growth, exhibited in the studio of Gisèle.
The stories and objects have been collected at the Turkish-Syrian border, in the Netherlands and in Germany. These stories are not all about current realities, but place mobility in a broader, historic context. They attempt to shed light on the human condition of being a refugee.
European Academy of Participation
The project aims to make a contribution to a more inclusive Europe, in which people live together in mutual respect of their differences. The EAP partners consider participatory practice in art and culture as a central tool to involve communities in a positive process of constructing a shared cultural space.
The Warp and Weft of Memory.
This project by Renee Turner will result in an online narrative and a series of events exploring the wardrobe of Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht (1912 – 2013), and the ways in which it reflects her life, work, and various histories through textiles and clothing. Read more.
Memory Machine by Castrum Peregrini added 2 new photos.
expected soon.... this publication features highlights from three years of Memory Machine – We Are What We Remember, a programme of exhibitions, lectures and debates organized by Castrum Peregrini in Amsterdam, including unique pictures of the House of Gisèle.
with contributions (a.o.) of: Gusta Reichwein, Job Cohen, Kenan Malik, Annet Mooij, Betsy Torenbos, Louis Andriessen, Quinsy Gario, Cees van Ede, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Renee Turner, Janina Pigaht, Amie Dicke, Wieteke van Zeil, Avraham Burg, Aleida Assmann, Vincent van Velsen, Maria Barnas, Reli and Avner Avrahami, Riemer Knoop, Koos Breukel, Bob Witman, Herman van Bostelen, Billy Nolan, Lars Ebert, Michael Defuster, Frans Damman ... See MoreSee Less
2x Amie Dicke - nice review for MetropolisM - Lotte van Geijn visited Amie's work. On show till 23 Dec, RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
... dmv kijken, vinden, bekijken, vastleggen met het koude oog van de camera, toevoegen of weglaten van elementen, het toe-eigenen om het daarna weer vrij laten en van de losgeweekte context in zijn nieuwe verworvenheid te tonen... ... See MoreSee Less
Amie Dicke will give a guided tour through the historic quarters of Castrum Peregrini, letting us look through her eyes at the heritage and stories of the place. If you are interested to join the tour on Sunday 27 November 2016 at 14 hrs, please register through email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
This morning we enjoyed the wonderful lecture 'Le musée imaginaire' by Jean-Hubert Martin organised by Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem, Oude Kerk, Museum van Loon en Castrum Peregrini as part of the Amsterdam Art Weekend. The ’transhistoric’ – the linking of past and present– is an important issue for all of us.
For the Amsterdam Art Weekend Castrum Peregrini will show the 'transhistoric' work of Amie Dicke in the studio of Gisèle. Pass by Herengracht 401, Friday-Sunday, 13-18 hrs. ... See MoreSee Less
Today the students Museology at Reinwardt Academy presented their results to team Castrum Peregrini. After their research to target groups and how to conservate the historical parts within the house and at the same time keep the uniqueness of our place. A research based on a.o. their visits, desk top and questionaire. Thanks for some inspirational thoughts all@ReinwardtAcademy! ... See MoreSee Less
Zygmunt Baumann passed away and leaves us with great memories of an adorable scholar and a lovely personality. He was the keynote speaker of our 2012 year programme In Me The Paradox Of Liberty and since he inspired and challenged us profoundly. We will miss his voice. pic: Simon Bosch... See MoreSee Less
The 2017 team of @FoamLab had their first meeting: in the still life of Gisèle's studio they created new compositions of objects, in silence. #foamlab #HouseofGisele #nowords #teambuilding #stilllife ... See MoreSee Less
The work of Pieter Paul Pothoven (1981, NL) comprises sculpture, installation, and includes different forms of writing as well. In his projects, he searches for alternative ways of engaging with the p...