Public restoration at Mauritshuis

The Mauritshuis museum recently concluded ‘Girl in the Spotlight’. Visitors were able to view research taking place in the museum. The museum just announced a new project.

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Research of Girl nearly finished

My friend and I were at the Mauritshuis for a long look at Jan Steen’s ‘histories’. But first things first: a visit to ‘Girl in the Spotlight’! We wanted to have a look at how far things were – as well as wave to  the ‘Girl in the Spotlight!’ and the ‘Girl with a Blog’.

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Girl in the spotlight!

Difficult to miss this! The famous girl is in the spotlight!

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And the latest re-attributed painting is …

The Fries Museum is not the only museum reporting a painting has been re-attributed. The Hague’s Mauritshuis and Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts just notified press about their latest research results.

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Spotlight on ‘Girl with Pearl Earring’

The Mauritshuis announced today, Vermeer’s ‘Girl with Pearl Earring’ will be examined, using the latest non-intrusive scientific techniques. Visitors will be able to observe Vermeer’s famous painting being examined. The research project is called ‘Girl in the Spotlight’.

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An evening at the Mauritshuis Museum

The Mauritshuis Museum is one of many museums, now organizing special evening events. Other Dutch museums include the Amsterdam van Gogh Museum. My favourite museums in Belgium, France and Great Britain also host similar events, so make sure you keep an eye on your favorite museum’s website to join the fun.

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Exhibition: the neighbours’ portraits at the Mauritshuis

After the delicious exhibition of 17th century “food”-paintings, the Mauritshuis Museum opened its “winter”-exhibition today. Visitors are shown a selection of the best portraits painted by Flemish masters loaned to this museum, by the closed Antwerp KMSKA. This exhibition is located in the Mauritshuis’ exhibition wing.

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Two painters, two paintings, same subject: at the Mauritshuis Museum

This autumn, the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague will open a major exhibition on Flemish Masters. The museum and its Flemish counterpart, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, organize this exhibition.

For those unable to visit: both museums offer a consolation. Two paintings, one owned by the Antwerp and one by the The Hague museum, treating the same subject but created by different painters, can be admired right now.

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A detective story unfolds, as a painting returns home

Peter van den Brink is pretty pleased. He is director of the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen, Germany. From Monday 10th of July 2017, his museum is able to exhibit a painting which has returned home.  Continue reading

The collection as time machine, at museum Boijmans

The title – collection as time machine – sounded interesting. This new exhibition at the Rotterdam Boijmans van Beuningen museum would challenge visitors. Its aim was to invite visitors to spend more time looking at art.

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