Love Art Nouveau? In that case: make sure you visit the Amsterdam Allard Pierson Museum, if you haven’t done so already. Its exhibition “Goddesses of Art Nouveau” will soon close.
Police revealed to Dutch media an Amsterdam man turned himself in over his involvement in the attempt to steal a Monet from a museum in Zaandam, near Amsterdam, last August.
If you follow this blog, you know one of the highlights in my cultural year is attending Fringe Concerts at the Utrecht Early Music Festival. However, like many festivals the world over, it faced challenges over COVID and related health-measures. This year, it did take place – but I was elsewhere.
A Dutch lawyer claims his client had not read the papers carefully. The client tried to sell a study of a van Gogh painting as an authentic one. The case kind of focusses on the word ‘not’.
The RMO Leiden announced a Dutch Neanderthal skull fragment received a special make-over. The museum stated the Kennis brothers, world-renowned “paleoartists,” interpreted the various features of this and other Neanderthal skulls and reconstructed Krijn’s face.
Nearly 120 pieces of art looted by the Nazis and recovered by the Monuments Men will be auctioned by Sotheby’s New York, from 14th of September 2021. The pieces were once part of the Oppenheimer collection, but ended up in Dutch museums.
August 25th 2021, the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum announced it recently acquired a sculpture by one of the most important Dutch medieval artists, Claus Sluter. The artist worked for the Burgundian court, including Duke Philip the Bold.
A now twenty-three-year-old Berlin man was not only involved in the theft of a Canadian Big Maple Leaf and other coins from the Bode Museum in Berlin, according to German police. They arrested him as a suspect in the Dresden’s Green Vault heist, early Thursday morning.
The Mauritshuis recently acquired two new paintings. One work is a long-term loan. The other painting was bought by the museum itself. Both works are now part of the museum’s permanent collection.
Sunday mornings are usually peaceful in the Dutch town of Zaandam? Sunday 15th of August 2021 was sensational!