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Museumbuilding still smells like PTT

Tuesday 13 February 2018

The old post office was open again yesterday. Volunteers and employees of Museum van Bommel van Dam were allowed to look inside their future workplace.

There is still a lot to be done in the building at the Keulsepoort. It is still mainly the atmosphere of the old post office you feel when you enter. 'It smells like the PTT', laughs owner of the property Maarten de Gruyter. It therefore needs some imagination to see the new Museum van Bommel van Dam.

According to interim director Bernard Ellenbroek and alderman Jos Teeuwen it is a matter of time. The system ceilings in large spaces must be removed. The actual ceilings are two meters higher. That creates enough space for hanging large works.

The many small boxes and empty spaces still have to be tackled. 'That will soon all be broken through, creating a large space where everyone can walk in for a cup of coffee,' says Ellenbroek.

In 2020, the doors must open to the public. The museum aims at 30,000 visitors in the year 2024, which is double the number of visitors at the old location.

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