OPERA is commissioned by the Fries Museum to design the reinstallation of the permanent exhibition in the new Museum. The museum will open in the course of 2013 in the heart of Leeuwarden.
There is approximately 3.200 m² exhibition space in the new museum designed by Hubert-Jan Henket in association with Bonnema Architects. The museum is made possible by an 18m euro bequest from the architect Abe Bonnema upon is death.
The Museum's collection is extensive and broad: representing archeology, crafts, textiles, as well as the collection of the Resistance Museum and Mata Hari, and contemporary art. Objects from the various collections are central to the new installation with particular emphasis placed on those with special meaning for Friesland.