Temporary expositions


Apart from its permanent collection about the Flood of 1953, the museum also shows a number of temporary expositions.

Foto-expositie Dominique Berretty

Dominique Berretty (1925 – 1980) photographed the disaster area of ​​the flood in 1953. This resulted in a series that includes the photo of Dientje Kramer. Dientje Kramer is the girl that was photographed in 1953 on the quay in Zierikzee. The Watersnoodmuseum, after the donation of the photo by Fred Blank to the museum, organised a search for the girl and found Dientje Boot-Kramer.

Now, more than a year later, there is an exhibition in which the museum pays homage to the series of photos from 1953 by this unique photographer. Photos that have been published in Paris Match magazine.  A booklet about this exhibition has been published, which is for sale in the web shop and in the museum shop.

The exhibition can be seen in the Watersnoodmuseum from 26 May to 26 November 2018.

Fototentoonstelling ‘De Ramp in focus’

‘The Disaster in focus’ is what the photo exhibition currently shown in caisson 4 is called. The exposition exists of seventy original photographs by photographers Ed van der Elsken, Cas Oorthuys, Eva Besnyö, Ed van Wijk, Aart Klein, Kees Molkenboer and Dolf Kruger. The photos of six of them come from the collection of the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam. The works of Eva Besnyö are from the collection from the Maria Austria Institute in Amsterdam. A book with pictures from the Flood called ‘The Disaster’ will be released as well, published by Uitgeverij Komma. This book is available in the web shop.

Photo: Dolf Kruger, Nederland Fotomuseum

Exhibition ’65 gifts – each gift has its own story’

The new exhibition ’65 gifts – each gift has its own story’ can be seen this year in the Watersnoodmuseum.
Volunteers of the registration workgroup of the Watersnoodmuseum have selected the 65 most special objects from the collection of the museum. One for each year passed since the Flood of 1953. This selection was made out of the many objects the museum has received so far, whether on loan or permanently in its own collection. A lot of these objects belong to people who have been left deeply scarred by the Flood. Various objects also come from the depot and have never been exhibited until now.
A thematic booklet is also available in the museum shop and the web shop, in which the 65 pieces are pictured and described.

Exposition ‘Objects with a story’

Every year the museum receives many gifts, varying from paintings and drawings to photographs, utensils and dairies. A selection of these objects is on display in the Danish Home in caisson 3. The exposition is named ‘Objects with a story, gifts from 2016’. The registration workgroup from the Watersnoodmuseum has curated this temporary exposition.