Worlds of Opiates
From 3 December 2021 up to 29 March 2022 Poppi hosted the expo: Worlds of Opiates.
At Worlds of Opiates you can discover how opiates are ubiquitous in our world.
Opium as a date rape drug in the 17th century, as a sedative and sleeping aid for the Pope in the 18th century and as a ‘party drug’ for pirates. Morphine saved lives at the frontlines of the Great War and heroin was once introduced as a non-addictive alternative to morphine. Much like our modern day opiate-based painkillers, which were also promoted as being harmless. Different times, different worlds. Enter them through this expo.
Worlds of Opiates was temporarily located at Lil’ Amsterdam, in the Amstelpassage in Amsterdam Central Station (unit 33P). A visit to the exhibition could be combined with our Digital Drugs Tour, which focuses on the heroin era in Amsterdam. The Digital Drugs Tour starts and ends at Amsterdam Central Station.
One of the key features of the pop-up – a large cabinet – found an interesting temporary home at the Museum for Pharmaceutical Heritage in Urk, the Netherlands. Once we open our own venue, the complete Worlds of Opiates exposition will of course be part of our permanent collection.
Entry to Worlds of Opiates was free, but remember: we need your support to realise our goal of opening Poppi on a fixed location.