Cotton in bloom – at Leeuwarden’s Frisian Museum

Flowers everywhere: swirling in wonderful patterns and brilliant colours which will delight you. You are shown 16th century bedspreads, printed fabrics, clothes, accessories, a centuries old kimono, a modern tent. Videos explain traditional methods, used to produce prints. Or they show how centuries old methods, which are slowly disappearing, can be used to create modern art. This wonderful exhibition revolves around … chintz!
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Exhibition: Maria Sibylla Merian at an Amsterdam Canal House

Blue sky, spring sun, garden waking up. Museum café open and offering the chance to sit in the small, quiet garden – provided the weather allows it. Most Sunday afternoons, there are concerts in one of the rooms of this Amsterdam canal house. It is now called the Cromhouthuis Museum.

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Prints in Paris – at the Amsterdam van Gogh museum

“From elite to the street”, is the exhibition’s subtitle. For the van Gogh Museum takes you from elitist collector’s rooms to Parisian streets. This new exhibition explains the craze for prints which took Paris by storm during the “fin de siecle”.
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Tower of Babel visits Japan

Fans and visitors of the Rotterdam Museum Boijmans van Beuningen received sad news, a few weeks ago. A selection of the museum’s masterpieces can not be admired from last Sunday till autumn 2017. Or rather, they can’t be admired in Rotterdam, for they will travel to Japan.

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Soon to be admired: mystical landscapes at Paris’ Musée d’Orsay

This spring, the French Musée d’Orsay in Paris intends to surprise and delight with a landscape exhibition. This exhibition could be admired previously at the Ontario Art Gallery, in Canada.
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Leekfrith Iron Age treasure on display

There you are, walking around in the mud, ready to pack it in. You two intended to go fishing. Instead, you opted to have another swipe. The owner of the land gave you permission years ago, but so far, you’ve only found rubbish. Then suddenly ….

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