Something to think about

The Royal Palace was built in 1648 as the city hall of Amsterdam. The palace halls were originally the domain of mayors, councillors, judges and many others. In their offices, paintings hung above the mantelpieces by well-known and lesser-known master painters. These 'chimney pieces' were not just for decoration. Each story - from the Bible or Greek or Roman antiquity - gives a wise lesson about how a civil servant should behave.

In Moral Masters, these paintings are brought to life through animation. Whilst the lessons behind these pieces focus on life in the 17th century, they also provide food for thought for contemporary audiences.