1928 Olympic Games: Collection connection from Qatar to AmsterdamIntroductionThe international Olympic Museum Network (OMN) was established in 2006. At ﬁrst, theOlympic Museum in Lausanne brought nine international Olympic museums togetherand invited them to form a network. The nine organisations agreed to cooperate in thenear future, with the objective of displaying the interesting heritage of the Olympics andthe various collections of Olympic-related objects to the world. The museum networkexperienced exponential growth and aspired to high targets, working together as ateam.Today, we are proud to present the ﬁrst ofﬁcial exhibition, which was developed by twointernational teams from the Olympic Museum Network: the Qatar Olympic & SportsMuseum and the Olympic Stadium Amsterdam co-created this production about the1928 Olympic Games. The exhibition provides visitors with surprising insight into the historicgames, displaying objects that have never before been shown to the public. All of theobjects, which have been made available on loan through the generosity of the QatarOlympic & Sports Museum and the Qatar Museums Authority, have travelled all the wayfrom Doha to Amsterdam to be part of the exhibition.Most of the objects and memorabilia in this exhibition have been collected by a DutchOlympic enthusiast and collector. The Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum recentlyacquired this collection and will store, preserve and in the future partially exhibit it in itsmuseum. The international cooperation within the OMN has now made it possible toshare and exchange collections. We truly believe that the future lies in cooperation.While we hope that this exhibition will inspire you, our primary hope is that you will enjoythe international ‘collection connection’:from Qatar to Amsterdam.Sincerely,Dr. Christian WackerDirector, Qatar Olympic & Sports MuseumHans LubberdingDirector, Olympic Stadium Amsterdam
Credits:1928 Olympic Games: collection connection from Qatar to Amsterdam, 25th November2012 to 31th of January, 2013Amsterdam Olympic Stadium / Olympic ExperienceHans Lubberding, DirectorCarla de Groot, Deputy directorMichelle Faasen, Head Communications & MarketingBianca Hamer, Producer Olympic ExperienceJurryt van de Vooren, Sports HistorianQatar Museums AuthorityH.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, ChairpersonEdward Dolman, Executive DirectorMansoor Al Khater, CEOQatar Olympic & Sports MuseumDr. Christian Wacker, DirectorHans-Dieter Gerber, Deputy Director – Curatorial and CollectionsHessa Al Ali, Senior Graphic DesignerChristian Sánchez, Graphic DesignerJens Hünefeld, Head of CollectionsThe Team:Ali Salat, Amal Al Mannai, Andreas Amendt, Anita Schulze, Eiman Al Maadhadi, EmanAlsoﬁany, Hamda Al Mohannadi, Luis Henrique Rolim Silva, Maha Al Awadi, Mai Al Nesf,Mayi Al Mohammadi, Mohamed Al Jaber, Mohamed Mubarak Al Eidan, MohammedFarid, Raﬁa Al Abdulla, Shk. Reem Al Thani, Sahar Hossny, Yousef KhachoTexts English:Olympic Stadium AmsterdamTexts Dutch:Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, with many thanks to Jurryt van de VoorenLoans and Images:Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum / Qatar Museums AuthorityOlympic Stadium Amsterdam / Olympic Experience AmsterdamWith special thanks to all colleagues from Amsterdam Olympic Experience and QatarMuseums Authority involved in the project!