Book review: Dunkelblum by Eva Menasse

In its review, Die Zeit rightly calls Dunkelblum by Eva Menasse a masterpiece. The vitriolic humour with which this thriller starts is quite entertaining and hilarious. Yet Dunkelblum may seem an entertaining thriller, it addresses serious themes while using real crimes.

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Rembrandt and the Etching Revival meet at his Amsterdam home

The Amsterdam house which was Rembrandt’s till he went bust, owns the world’s largest collection of his prints. This summer and early autumn, the museum treats visitors to a fine selection of Etching Revival or Rembrandt Revival prints. This exhibition is to be found on two floors which visitors reach after their tour through Rembrandt’s 17th century home.

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The Hague Museum of Photography: Parents

One of the current exhibitions at the Fotomuseum Den Haag, or The Hague Museum of Photography, explores the relationship between photographer and his or her parents. ‘Parents’ is actually a fare-well exhibition. Curator Wim van Sinderen, who worked at the museum since it opened, will leave at the end of this year.

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The Hague Mesdag Collection under the spell of Nature

At the The Hague Mesdag Collection, visitors are treated to a small, unique exhibition: “Under the spell of Nature”. Ten drawings from the museum’s own collection are shown in an intimate setting. This offers visitors a unique chance to study these drawings closely.

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