Visit and workshop in SLN | On Earth
Every month, join a free workshop in Dutch Sign Language (SLN) inspired by Foam's main exhibition.

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During the visit and workshop in SLN, you will be inspired by the exhibition On Earth. Experiment with color, frame and composition to look for your personal style.

The visit and workshop in SLN is appropriate for all ages and are made possible by corporate partner Olympus. Foam provides Olympus-OMD cameras for this workshop.

Kenzie inside a Melting Glacier, Juneau Icefield Research Program, Alaska, 2016 © Lucas Foglia courtesy of the artist

On Earth – Imaging, Technology and the Natural World unites the work of 27 contemporary artists. They use innovative visual techniques to reflect on the relationship between humans and nature. Besides photography, the artists use installation, sculpture, in-game photography and video.

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This activity in SLN at Foam is part of the platform Musea in Gebaren, which gives the deaf and hard of hearing the opportunity to experience museum exhibitions in their own language. Since September 2016, various museums in The Netherlands have been offering activities dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing visitors. Participating museums include Amsterdam Museum, Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Drents Museum (Assen), EYE Filmmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Groninger Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Hortus Botanicus Leiden, Joods Cultureel Kwartier, Nieuwe Kerk, Nijntje museum/Centraal Museum (Utrecht), Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Tropenmuseum.

Are you a graduated sign language translator and interested in participating in this activity? You are more than welcome. Sign up and leave us a note in the remarks field. Tickets for the non-hearing impaired are limited.

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If you have any questions or special requests, or want to visit Foam with a larger group for a Dutch sign language programme, please contact the Education department through +31 (0)20 551 6505 or

Musea in Gebaren was made possible by NSGK (Nederlandse Stichting voor het Gehandicapte Kind) and the Revalidatiefonds.

On Earth was curated by Foam and produced in collaboration with Les Rencontres d’Arles.

The exhibition is made possible by MIAP Foundation, Goethe-Institut Amsterdam and Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation

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Visit and workshop in SLN | On Earth