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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Rembrandt discovered by Dutch art historian Jan Six

The story made international headlines. Amsterdam art historian and art dealer Jan Six discovered a ‘new’ Rembrandt! The first ‘new’ Rembrandt in over forty years.

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Remembering female resistance members: Ru Paré exhibition

Some countries suddenly realize women were involved in resisting Nazis as well. Some of these women took up arms, but more did not. What most share: having been forgotten.

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Exhibition: ‘Tranquility, Harmony, Belief and Inspiration’

As mentioned in a previous post, Gouda’s museum is located in a period building. This building is large enough to host several exhibitions at the same time. Apart from the Pieter Pourbus exhibition, I visited an exhibition with works by a contemporary artist.

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Half the collection consists of forgeries

This must be a museum’s nightmare: half the collection consists of fakes, forgeries. Yet this is exactly what happened to the Étienne Terrus Museum in Elne, in France. The news, apparently first broadcasted by the BBC, is now making headlines around the world.

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The Hague Max Liebermann exhibition: sunny impressions

Two red parrots are brawling, while a man reaches up. Not watching two of his charges, he is trying to hang another parrot on its perch up in a tree. This sunny scene by Max Liebermann shows a scene in Berlin’s Zoo.

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Museum buys third van Gogh in 3 years

The Dutch Noordbrabants Museum announced today, it bought its third van Gogh painting in three years. In 2016, the museum bought a work showing the vicarage garden in Nuenen, dating from 1885. Last year, it bought a painting of a local watermill, dating from 1884.
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The rediscovered painting by Pieter Pourbus

Pieter Pourbus is being rediscovered as important Flemish painter, thanks to the exhibition organized by Bruges’ Groeningenmuseum and Museum Gouda. This exhibition is currently to be found at the museum in Gouda.

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Exhibition review: Pieter Pourbus at Gouda

Pieter Pourbus, once an important artist, has been largely forgotten. Fortunately, this is now changing thanks to a joint effort by two museums. They put together an important exhibition, currently at the Museum Gouda in the Netherlands.

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Exhibition: van Gogh and Japan, Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum currently shows a very important exhibition. “Van Gogh & Japan” combines Vincent van Gogh’s works and Japanese prints. The exhibition shows the important influence Japanese prints had, on van Gogh’s art.

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