Rembrandt observes people, while hosting guests

The Rembranthuis Museum was being refurbished when I visited. This does not mean it is closed. Just check its website to see which space may be temporarily closed – if any. The rest of the building continuous to offer plenty to see, including two small, fascinating exhibitions.

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Cashing in on Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau remains very popular. Mention Art Nouveau in an exhibition title and visitor-numbers are set to increase. Your exhibition will get raving reviews by gushing reviewers, based on advertising material, press previews – marketing & sales.

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Exhibition: ‘Art Nouveau in the Netherlands’

Plenty visitors, me included, loved the recent Art Deco & Paul Poiret exhibition at The Hague’s Gemeentemuseum. This exhibition, now closed, raised expectations high for ‘Art Nouveau in the Netherlands’, at the same museum.

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Bombing Bernhardt strikes again

After nearly 350 years, Bombing Bernhardt struck again last week. During construction work in Groningen city, builders unearthed what they thought was a bomb. A bomb disposal team was hastily called to the scene.

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Going wild at Amsterdam’s Cromhout House Museum

The charming Cromhout House Museum along a quiet Amsterdam canal … goes wild!
In fact, it goes wild right till Sunday 26th of August, 2018. The museum’s temporary exhibition shows animal drawings.

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Mona Lisa among da Vinci drawings to visit the Netherlands

Plenty media nowadays prefer to ‘review’ exhibitions based on early press releases. Which in some cases helps spreading fake facts and alternative news. So …

Haarlem’s Teylers Museum announced a few weeks ago, “The Mona Lisa among da Vinci’s drawings” was to be loaned to the museum.

Please do not hoof it to Haarlem at supersonic speed – yet!

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Panorama Mesdag exhibition: Jan Giesen

Scheveningen, part of The Hague, celebrates its 200 years existence as beach resort this year. Festivities include exhibitions at various The Hague museums. One of these is an exhibition of work by local artist Jan Giesen at Panorama Mesdag.

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Centraal Museum Utrecht: Jan Taminiau fashion exhibition

Utrecht’s Centraal Museum has another fabulous fashion exhibition. This time, fashion created by Dutch designer Jan Taminiau. He is famous for creating several outfits worn by Queen Maxima.

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Erwin Olaf donates core collection to Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum announced Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf donates his core collection to the museum. Erwin Olaf is world famous and received many awards. He recently photographed the Dutch Royal family and designed the Dutch 2014 Euro coins.

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