Language is everywhere. Language shapes and connects our lives and relationships. It influences and changes the world. For better or for worse. And everyone has something to say about it. About tone and style, about spelling and grammar, about multilingualism and mother tongue. We all speak at least one language, many of us also command a second language, and some master even more languages. The large variety of languages in the world continues to astonish.
Such a rich and dynamic subject deserves a place of its own. A museum, but not your typical museum, because language is everywhere around us. This is why we choose public space, the city as our display. Het Taalmuseum organizes exhibitions and activities at varying locations, and always in association with relevant partners.
Knowledge and enthusiasm
Het Taalmuseum aims to encourage knowledge and enthusiasm about language. Large and small languages, global and local languages. The museum creates a low-threshold display of the beauty, creativity and possibilities of language. Language is contemplating and creating, discussing and dreaming. Language is narrating and translating, opinion stating. Language makes us who we are. Het Taalmuseum cherishes all aspects and possibilities and presents these to as many people as possible.
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Read more about our vision here.