From Saddam Hussein to Kim Kardashian, the famous and infamous faces we know from the media are engraved on our brains. The images in the Heroes Museum’s obsessive collection are as familiar as the backs of our hands. We know the portraits in its vast display better than we do snapshots of our nearest and dearest.

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The online Heroes Museum presents the iconic faces of contemporary visual culture and recent history as part of our media environment. From Saddam Hussein to Mickey Mouse, from Kim Kardashian to Mahatma Ghandi; faces of fame and infamy we know by heart, that are branded in our brain and collective consciousness. The obsessively collected portraits on are a sight for sore eyes, a database of familiarity good, glorious and debatable. HALL OF FAME The selection criteria are clear: which face, which personality, which personage, has become so iconic it is justifiably part of the overall media age we live in? These faces enchant and beguile us by their unique face value as brands, representing ideas, power structures, values and comfort. And horrific global history, Hollywood escapism, unrealistic beauty standards, cultish followings and fan boy devotion. Iconic faces: the good, the bad, the horribly over appreciated, the omnipresent in our media age. Face value is what counts. This is clearly the hall of fame.

In our age of constant connectivity, smart phones in relentless news update mode, we spend hours upon hours taking in mainstream media content where repetition comes to hypnotize us. In time these faces become iconic no matter who or what they represent. As icons of the time the online Heroes Museum presents a unique dynamic portrait collection representing our visual culture. Museums are archaic bastions of high culture presentation and interpretation. This makes them both interesting on many levels and dependent on blockbuster value as tourist destinations. Heroes Museum is a digital museum as an arena open for debate on media culture. Heroesmuseum is part of The Image Society

Mieke Gerritzen - Designer/Founder The Image Society Hans BOARD Janine Huizenga - Head of Interaction Design Department KABK The Hague Renny Ramakers - Director Droog Design Rob Schröder - Film maker, Designer Image Society KvK number: 66774128 BACKGROUND The Image Society is a new foundation whose origins lie in various organisations and initiatives that have sprung up over the last 30 years. A network has formed of people concerned with the cultural and artistic changes brought about by the emergence of the Internet. Projects like International Browser Day, held in Amsterdam, Berlin and New York in the late 1990s, and the Visual Power Shows, staged between 2003 and 2008, have provided starting points for thinking about visual culture. Organisations including VPRO, Waag Society, the Institute for Network Cultures, the Sandberg Instituut, the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, and MOTI, Museum of the Image, have played an important role in bringing the Image Society into being.

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