Red Star Line Museum - Antwerp

by Berckmans Peter January. 14, 2018 670 views

Today visited the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp. It tells the story of the European migration to America - Canada and some countries in South America.

The building that houses the museum are the actual derpating hangars the Red Star Line shipping compagny. Her the immigrants got their tickets, medicals a shower ans were put in quarantine. It is a museum of hope and in fact it is very actual to date , because worldwide there are still many people on the move. Here are some impressions of the museum.

The atraction point on the outside of the building, a terrace shaped as a steamships chimney.You can climb it and have a nice view over the city.

Always on the move, still today we are travelling or migrating to new places, connect the museum between then the past and the present.

Shipping manifests and lists of passengers.

A small tempory exhibition of people who went to live in Argentina.

Just a few of the questions an immigrant had to answer.

So this was a small impression of this museum, I know there is a sistermuseum in the US. If anybody went there like to see the pictures.

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 2 months ago

Fascinating series. Nice work!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 2 months ago

Thank you Jay

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Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 2 months ago

My pleasure, Amigo!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 2 months ago

The Museum seems to be very interesting! Yes, that is a lot evidence of how emigration was handled, maybe the second museum shows the aspects of immigration. A lot of this people came from a poor background (nowadays the President calls the countries of economic migrants or political refugees in a very improper way "shitholes"). *sigh*
#1 - this architecture will look good and interesting from every angle!
#6 - I like the perspective and of course the content ...

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 2 months ago

The museum is very interactive and many personal stories are told. You also can look up your own family. If you Read between the lines in the museum, you will find that the lower class people ,were treated not much better than animals. It is worth a visit

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

Love the architecture and layouts of this museum. Great work, great pictures

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

It is well balanced between old An new. A lovely museum, happy to share it

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Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 2 months ago

How interesting and a great variety for this set. I like your perspectives on these and the fact that you edited in color.  Lovely!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks,it is not very big the museum but very interesting. And yes I do color also,some I have edited in monochrome and work very well.

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