Foam Museum


The Foam Museum is an internationally operating organisation in the field of photography, based in the city of Amsterdam.


Foam Museum

The Foam Museum informs and inspires the widest possible audience by presenting all features of present-day photography.

We accomplish this by organising a range of activities. We also do other things such as debates and educational projects at the Foam Museum. Scouting and presenting young and emerging talent is one of our distinguishing qualities. Many activities take place from within the Amsterdam museum. For specific projects we will approach an international audience. We frequently organise events abroad in close collaboration with our partners. Foam aims to be constantly up-to-date. We respond to the latest developments in photography with our original projects. We are also not afraid to break with tradition and strike new paths.



Photographs are essential to the way we process reality and how we communicate. Therefore the ability to for example read, define and understand images is essential. Education is of high importance to us. We focus on all ages from young children and teenagers to adults and seniors. The active participation of all parties is very essential in our approach.

We at Foam reach this goal through a wide range of educational projects. From guided tours to long-term projects regarding both local and international. Many of our projects take place on location like at a school or in a neighbourhood. Photography proves to be a great tool in these outreach projects to bring people in contact with each other.

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