Wednesday, 08 October 2014 00:28

Promotion video National Dutch Towage Museum

Filmploeg promotiefilm NSMRecently the board of the National Dutch Towage Museum has commissioned the media company Dubbelklik from Rotterdam to create and produce a promotion video about the museum and the staff. During the week beginning October 6th, 2014, after a period of intensive preparations by the workgroup, the recordings started. From Monday till Thursday the two ladies of the filmcrew of Dubbelklik are very busy to get the interwiews and presentations by board members and volunteers of the museum on tape. The results so far fully meet our expectations. After the recording sessions starts the cut-and-paste phase. This first try-out will be presented to the promotion film workgroup. The cooperation with Dubbelklik is highly positive, in Dutch we have a saying that "we have a click". As soon as we have the first results, these will be presented in the website. The final video will also figure on the website. The visitor of the website will then be able to start up the promotion film by clicking on the photo icon.


On photo: The film crew of Dubbelklik is recording the story of board member mr. Paul Alers in the sea hall of the National Dutch Towage Museum

In the National Towage Museum you find many artifacts and parts that are and have been used in the towage industry. Part of this collection is publicly exposed, others are stored in our depots on other locations.

The space of the National Dutch Towage Museum has been furnished according to themes. The halls are called as follows: the Zeezaal (Sea hall) for long range ocean tugs; the Havenzaal (Harbour hall) for harbour- and coastal tugs; the Rivierzaal (River hall) for inland and river (Rhine) tugs; the Burgemeesterszaal (used to be the burgomaster's office) for meetings and films; the Trouwzaal (the wedding room) for temporary expositions; the Bergingszaal (Salvage hall) for salvage ships and equipment; the Trappenhuis (stairs shaft) for miscellaneous objects.

For your orientation please click on the links below to open the hall plan:

When you visit the National Towage Museum, you might well notice the beautiful paintings and other artefacts in the halls of the building. Part of this collection is being exposed, a number of other paintings we have in depot.

Associated with the museum is the in Holland well-known maritime painter Hans Breeman. On the photo you see one of his latest creations, the Dutch Shelltanker "Kryptos", built in 1955.

Among the possessions of the National Towage Museum are several maritime magazines and publications, collected over a long period of time. In later years we obtained these papers and journals in digitized format. A project has been set up to have the older issues scanned and electronical stored as well, in order to make this information easily and quick accessable.

We are able to offer most of the volumes of:

- De Beting

- Wijsmuller
- Lekko
- Schip en Werf
- De Blauwe Wimpel
- Scheepvaartniews
- Lloyd's Register
and a number of other titles

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