• Museum Willem van Haren

  • Sumit Dayal

    Vanishing Islands

  • S. Gayle Stevens


Terra Cognita - Untamed

Ancillary venue

Terra Cognita is a photography exhibition about the relation between man and nature. It is a photographic journey in six chapters, with work which spans a range including landscape photography, documentary photography, art photography and computer generated images.The multi-faceted Willem van Haren Museum is showing the sixth chapter: Untamed.


Man has tamed nature and cultivated it according to his own insights, but the total domination of nature remains an illusion. Hurricanes, tsunamis, forest fires and earthquakes remind us of that. Although nature lets itself be moulded, it is capable of unleashing forces against which man's strength pales.

Museum Willem van Haren

Museum Willem van Haren in Heerenveen tells the stories of the rich gentlemen of the peat region and the poverty among the peat labourers, of the regal allure of Oranjewoud, of sports heroes like Abe Lenstra, and Heerenveen businesses like Batavus and Koninklijke Smilde.

Museum Willem van Haren - Ancillary venue

  • Minckelersstraat 11
  • 8440 AD Heerenveen, The Netherlands
  • www.willemvanharen.nl
  • Tel: + 31 (0)513 – 623 408
  • Opening hours:
    Tuesday through Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
  • The exhibition is wheelchair friendly
  • Parkingplaces in front of the museum
  • Train station Heerenveen is ten minutes by foot


  • Adults: € 5
  • 6 t/m 17 years: € 2,50
  • Children under 6: free
Work by 115 photographers from all over the world has been selected for this Festival. The photography is diverse, and flows across the limits of genres. Whether the work is documentary or staged, nature appears to be a vital source of inspiration for photographers. Their visual statements take us along on a journey through a fantastic world.

The chapters 1 through 4 can be found in Museum Belvédère, chapter 5 in Museum Dr8888 in Drachten, chapter 6 in Museum Willem van Haren in Heerenveen and an appendix in the Blokhuispoort in Leeuwarden.