For the museum building’s 25th anniversary, guest curator John Veldkamp decorates the Starck Pavilion with ceramic and glass objects from past eras and the present day. The exhibition illustrates the Groninger Museum’s collecting history while treating visitors to original combinations of splendid objects arranged in masterly still lifes.

Veldkamp owned the renowned design store John John’s, which operated for more than 30 years on Oude Kijk in ’t Jatstraat in Groningen. In the 1980s, he encouraged the Groninger Museum’s then director, Frans Haks, to start collecting contemporary design.