Cartoonist Jan Kruis get museum in Westerbork

Cartoonist Jan Kruis get museum in Westerbork

Comic strip artist Jan Kruis get his own museum in the former town hall of Westerbork. The municipality and especially the entrepreneurs of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe want to help the initiative financial to realize.

It is intended that the museum this summer will open its doors.

Earlier plans for the museum to walked and spoke. But the plans have been slightly modified; in the new version is only a part of the building is decorated as an exhibition space. The Jan Cross-museum must be a complete picture of the life and work of the Thursday artist who died. Also, there are many interactive parts, where the visitors themselves can be part of the world of Jan, Jans and the Children, or where children can learn how the beloved characters to draw.

“We have our plans a little bit less ambitious made,” says spokesman John Croezen. “If the museum is a success, then we can the exhibition is still expanding.”

Cross for his death, still helped with the compilation of many parts of the museum, such as the interactive drawing course. The foundation behind the plan also intends to ensure that the work of the Cross is catalogued and preserved for later generations.


The Stripmuseum in Groningen has already a herdenkingsexpositie to Cross dedicated. The artist, who was well known as a spiritual father of Jan Jans and the Children, died Thursday at the age of 83. Fans can Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to the artist in his hometown of Mantinge. The family expected that here a lot of people.

Later this week we will Cross in a closed circle cremated.

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