For Trunk Show, an exclusive selection of trunks and suitcases will temporarily be moved from one canal location in Amsterdam to another: from the Ship Chandlers Warehouse to the Museum of Bags Amsterdam. On display are exceptional and enchanting objects from the Menko ten Cate Collection.
Trunk Show reveals stories about travels, visits, aspirations, wealth and about experiencing and imagining the unknown. Fascinating stories about taking intriguing items along on incomparable journeys.
The history of travel is also the history of human impulses: the need to explore, the desire to personalise objects, and the longing to possess something created by a true master.
The nomadic impulse to discover the unknown inspired our ‘distant’ forefathers to depart with a cargo of canvas and leather trunks in steamships or in the Pullman carriages of the Oriënt Express on their way to lobbies of legendary exclusive palatial hotels in exotic realms. Engaging in these travels also included the desire and must to transport one’s necessities in style.