Blue Jeans Studio

Photo: Ernst Moritz
Photo: Ernst Moritz

At the end of the 19th century, miners in North America wore denim trousers as work wear. To prevent them from smuggling out valuable gold in their pockets, the miners had to leave their jeans behind in the changing rooms after their shift. The clothing was company property and was only worn at work. Old jeans left behind were used to patch up other pairs.

Dressing room
Dressing room

This old practice is the inspiration behind the Blue Jeans Studio: a place where left-behind jeans can be transformed into designer pieces. In the Studio, visitors can use actual equipment from the jeans industry, and also follow various workshops.

 

 


Studios in Centraal Museum

The Studio is a temporary art studio linked to a specific exposition, which invites visitors to create something themselves, in whatever way they wish, but always relevant to that exposition. Read more here

 

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