Queen Máxima visits Eye to celebrate 75th anniversary

On Thursday, 24 June, Her Majesty Queen Máxima visited the Filmmuseum to mark its 75th anniversary.

By Mariska Graveland23 June 2021

Queen Máxima visits Eye (June 2021) (© Hans Boddeke)
Queen Máxima visits Eye (© Hans Boddeke)

During this visit, Queen Máxima was shown a presentation of the new streaming platform Eye Film Player and the various activities that take place in Eye, from education to the collection, from international promotion to programming.

Queen Máxima then made a brief visit to the exhibition Vive le cinéma!. There she spoke with Nanouk Leopold and Daan Emmen, who are presenting new work in the exhibition as image collective Leopold Emmen.

Queen Máxima visits Eye (June 2021) (© Hans Boddeke)
Queen Máxima visits Eye (© Hans Boddeke)
Queen Máxima visits Eye (June 2021) (© Hans Boddeke)
Queen Máxima visits Eye (© Hans Boddeke)

Finally, Queen Máxima officially launched Eye on Screens: exceptional images from the Filmmuseum’s collection which can be seen for a period of two years on outdoor screens in stations, on public squares and in shopping malls throughout the Netherlands.

Ahead of the launch in the museum, Queen Máxima paid a working visit to the Eye Collection Centre, where she was informed of Eye’s activities in the area of the digitisation, restoration and conservation of films. Following a tour of the depots, she watched the results of restoration projects in the cinema.

Queen Máxima visits Eye Collection Centre (June 2021) (© Hans Boddeke)
Queen Máxima visits Eye Collection Centre (© Hans Boddeke)
Eye on Screens @Emmen Raadhuisplein

Eye on Screens

For two years from 24 June 2021, Eye will be showing more than five hundred selected clips from the first thirty years of film history on fifty large screens in stations, shopping centres and squares throughout the Netherlands.

Read more about Eye on Screens
Queen Máxima visits Eye (June 2021) (© Hans Boddeke)
Queen Máxima visits Eye (© Hans Boddeke)