GLAMi nomination: Jheronimus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights

nominated by: Eveline Schonewille, Fabrique, The Netherlands
institution: NTR
category: Exhibition and Collection Extension

Q42, together with NTR and Fabrique, developed the interactive documentary Jheronimus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights for the Bosch year 2016. The documentary is part of the ‘trans-media trilogy’ about the painter, as presented by director Pieter van Huystee.


Bring The Garden of Earthly Delights from the Prado in Madrid to all art lovers around the world, by unlocking the painting online.


We created an interactive documentary that takes the viewer on an audiovisual journey through the world of Jeroen Bosch.

Viewers can discover the painting on their own or get a complete tour. Midas Dekkers and Redmond O’Hanlon tell about the background and symbolism of the beautifully painted oak panels. Text, music, video and pictures serve to enrich the narrative. Never before has the painting been seen in such detail.

To uncover every brush stroke in high-resolution, Q42 developed the innovative Micrio system. Micrio makes it possible to scroll smoothly over the painting and to zoom in deep.


A detailed dive into the mysterious world of Jeroen Bosch. Or, as one Reddit user puts it: “This is the Internet we were promised.”

Jheronimus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights has been awarded with a silver SpinAward 2016, a golden European Design Award and a golden Dutch Interactive Awards.

Note to jury: Experience The Garden of Earthly Delights in 15 steps.

When you open the site, it starts with a screen were you can experience The Garden of Earthly Delights in 15 steps. Please experience this audiovisual tour by pressing the button ‘Start the tour’.

Please note that on a desktop or laptop computer, the website works best when viewed in Google Chrome. And don’t forget to turn on your sound.