50 YEARS OF SUBWAY
Early in 2018, the ‘Rotterdam Electric Tram company’ (RET) asked DIG IT UP to involve the inhabitants of Rotterdam in the celebration of Fifty Years of Subway (Metro) in Rotterdam. The public was asked to help finding historic visual material for the celebration. During a meeting, we scanned material from the public at our heritage lab and held interviews with people about their material and memories of the subway in Rotterdam. Historian Dik Vuik gave a lecture on the history of the Rotterdam subway and DIG IT UP had an actor dressed in an old RET-uniform to entertain the public during the meeting. After the success of the Pedal Car exhibition, the amount of response and material was again overwhelming. Mayor Aboutaleb from Rotterdam opened the exhibition in subway station Blaak, arriving in an original restored subway-wagon from 1966. Particular images and many stories about Fifty Years of Subway were displayed during the exhibition and can
still be seen in the Rotterdam Tram Museum (RoMeO).
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