PIRAAT   MUSEUM

PiMu - het Piraat Museum

WELCOME 

THIS IS THE DIGITAL PLATFORM OF PIMU 

THE TINY MUSEUM DEDICATED TO THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPT OF PIRACY. 

AN AWARDED EXAMPLE OF LOCAL GOOD-PRACTICES AND BOTTOM-UP INITIATIVES. 

OFFERING A SPACE TO PIRATE’S MYTHOLOGY AND ANTIHERO’S FREETHINKING. 


PIMU RESPONDS WITH ART TO THE MAINSTREAM-CULTURE, WHERE THE JOURNEY BEGINS IN THE UNDERGROUNDS OF AMSTERDAM. COLLECTING PEARLS OF FORGOTTEN TREASURES. THOSE PIRATE ACTIONS AND ILLUSTRATED TRUE STORIES EMPOWERING THE FREEDOM OF THE MIND.  


THE TINY MUSEUM DEDICATED TO PIRACE OPENED THE PAST 12TH OF DECEMBER 2021, THE GRAND OFFICIAL OPENING IT’S BEEN A LOCAL SUCCESS FOR THIS ONGOING DIY PROJECT, GROWING ENTIRELY BY PASSION, A PURPOSEFUL VISION AND YEARS OF DEDICATION.


THE STRUCTURE, AN ART OBJECT ITSELF, WILL CHANGE ITS LOCATION AND CONTENT ORGANICALLY, SINCE IT IS A MOBILE UNIT, A SAILBOAT ON WHEELS, DEVELOPING TEMPORARY CULTURE. ON THE 30TH OF SEPTEMBER 2023 PIMU MADE ITS DEBUT ON A PUBLIC SQUARE OF AMSTERDAM IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LOCAL CULTURAL-INSTITUTIONS.


THIS EXPERIMENTAL ART-INSTALLATION BECOMES AN ECSTATIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, THAT GROWS AND MOVES, FORWARD, OFFERING STORIES, WHISTLEBLOWING THE UNTOLD FREE SHADOWS OF ENLIGHTENED PIRACY, INSPIRING CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY. 


THIS TREASURE OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND HISTORY IS TELLING THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPT OF PIRACY UNTILL THE CONTEMPORARY EXCEPTION. WHERE PIRACY BECOMES A STATE OF MIND.

NEWS 

PIMU WILL BE OPEN FOR VISITS AGAIN IN APRIL 2024

PLAN YOUR ALTERNATIVE TOUR WITH THE CAPTAIN


AFTER THE LAST GREAT PERFORMANCE - ‘PIRATEN PARADE’, THE COLLECTION OF ARTWORKS IS BEING OPEN ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS - PIMU WAS POSSIBLE TO VISIT ON EACH OCTOBER SUNDAYS. FROM 14:00 TO 17:00 GATES OPEN. 


DURING THIS WINTER INSTITUTIONS DIDN’T RESPOND TO AID THIS CONTROVERSIAL PROJECT, SOFOR IT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. ANYHOW, YOU CAN COME AND VISIT THE MUSUEM BY CONTACTING GIACOMO, THE ARTIST, FOR A MORE SUITABLE MOMENT TO BE SCHEDULE. FIND HIS CONTACTS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. AND BE WELCOME TO SEND HIM A MESSAGE! OR EVEN CALL! 


 

THE EXTRAORDINARY EVENT

We are pirating culture by making it

PAST  EXTRAORDINARY EVENT

WE HAD A LOOT OF COUNTERCULTURE PIRATING A PUBLIC SQUARE OF AMSTERDAM

WHAT TO EXPECT

THE EXHIBITION

“BEGINNINGS OF CONTEMPORARY PIRACY” (DEVELOPING SEASON 2023/2024). 


WHAT PIMU OFFERS IS AN HISTORICAL JOURNEY INTO THE CONCEPT OF PIRACY. 

THE COLLECTION OF ARTWORKS IS GUIDING THE VISITOR THROUGH A TIMELINE OF EVENTS AND CHARACTERS DESCRIBING CHRONOLOGICALLY WHAT CONSTITUTES THE MEANING OF PIRACY. FROM THE BEGINNING OF ITS TIME, TILL THE CONTEMPORARY EXCEPTIONS. 

THE AUDIO GUIDE (AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH) OFFERS THE UNTOLD STORIES OF MEN AND WOMEN THAT HAD A CONTROVERSIAL IMPACT ONTO SOCIETY.  

THE OPEN SOURCE ARCHIVE OF PIMU IS SHARING THIS MESSAGE, GIVING A SPACE INTO CULTURE TO THOSE HUMAN INTUITIONS THAT BROUGHT ACTIONS TO BE LABELED AS PIRACY.  

REVIEWS 

THE PAST 12TH 2023 WE HAVE CELEBRATE OUR PIRATE’s FINISSAGE AFTER TWO SUCCESSFUL YEARS OF SEASONAL EVENTS IN COLLABORATION WITH DE MAIN HOST DE VLIEGTUIN. 

AN ARTICLE ABOUT PIMU EXHIBITION WAS RELEASED ON THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER “DE MUG”, FURTHERMORE OUR CAPTAIN GIACOARDO WAS INTERVIEWED FOR A DEDICATED ARTICLE IN “ARTRIBUNE” AND FOR AN EPISODE WITH RADIO PIRATA, PODCAST AVAILABLE ON SPOTIFY ABOUT PIRACY.



“Pirates had and still have to find creative renewing ways to survive within the ruling norm. It's important to share these mostly neglected stories of our times. They have and could change the course of history in unorthodox resilient ways. After all.. Countercultures make our diverse culture more liberal and blossoming.

We believe that if we want to stay critical of our socio-political environment it's essential to place these outsiders back in the historical context. If we want to get the full picture, we have to listen to these anti-heroes with their intrinsic messages of freedom; To those ageless stories in need of consideration; To the true pirate actions manifesting universal values. We’re in need of a pirate perspective, where dreams are still possible. This seems very relevant today where the inequality within society is increasing and tolerance is fading.”

 



WHY

“Piracy today develops in many sector of human activities, in which it constitutes more and more

as creative rebellion or social habit. It is practiced by a growing number of individuals, often in reaction to rules perceived as unjust, in contrast to social and geopolitical limitations, tackling universal issues in connection to human rights. Those commonsense perspectives in need of a reminder, manifesting as counter action. Contemporary pirates is the new aspect we offer with PiMu, reforging the meaning of piracy in a joined vision with art, devoted to stimulate and inspire those necessary changes. With exquisite visual's sensibility the collection is reflecting acts of honor and bravery under the pirate flag. A stateless global movement, decentralized and community oriented.”

WHO

THE CURATING CAPTAIN OF THIS PROJECT IS THE ARTIST GIACOARDO 

WHICH SHARES HIS SPECIAL THANX TO: 


> THE PROJECT HOST - DE VLIEGTUIN 

> THE FANFARE - VAN DE EERSTE LIEFDESNACHT. WHO OPENED THE DAY AN SET THE     MAGICAL VIBE 

> THE LOCAL ARTIST CO-CREATING PARTNER BABETTE VOETS

> THE SELECTED ARTWORKS OF LOCAL ARTIST ALEID LANDEWEERD 

BUT ALSO: WERNER DE GRUIJTER, IAGO FELIX, SIETSE VAN DER WOUDE, JIM DE RUITER, SIMKA AND MANY MORE










JOIN US

MEANWHILE THE CREW IS WORKING TO IMPLEMENT FURTHER THE PROJECT, WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW PARTNERS. BUT ALSO IDEAS AND PROPOSAL FOR A RELOCATION OF THE MUSEUM. FURTHERMORE VOLUNTEERS AND ASPIRANTS PIRATES THAT ARE WILLING TO TAKE PART INTO THIS EXCITING PROCESS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US. 


FOR THE FIRTST SEASON 2021/22 WE WERE SUPPORTED BY A FORMAL ART INSTITUTION THAT RECOGNISED THE VALUE OF OUR ART-PROJECT’S ENDEAVOUR - AFK


FOR THE SEASON 2023/24 WE ARE NOW LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT CAN SUPPORT WITH THEIR EXPERTISE THE NEW APPLICATIONS.


THE STRUCTURE IS UNDER A CONSTANT AND ORGANIC DEVELOPING PROCESS, WHILE THE ART CONTENT IS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION AND LED BY MULTIPLE LOCAL ARTISTS. 

WE INVITE YOU TO BROWSE FURTHER, STAY TUNED AND KEEP IN TOUCH. 

YOU MAY BE THE ARTIST WE ARE LOOKING FOR! 

CONTACT

Museum:

piraatmuseum@gmail.com


Captain:

giacomocardoni@gmail.com

(0)6 20 59 19 37 

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GIACOARDO DESIGN - “ PIRACY IS A STATE OF MIND “