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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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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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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Fantastic beasts to be found at Utrecht’s Catharijne Convent

Museum Catharijne Convent in Utrecht casts a spell! It displays rare illuminated medieval manuscripts in a wonderful exhibition. Here are medieval versions of Rowling’s’ fantastic beasts – as well as knights, ladies, saints, flowers and other wonderful images.

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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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The hell of modern life, captured by Michael Wolf

Jacob Riis photographed nineteenth century life in New York’s slums. Michael Wolf captures the hell of modern life in present day metropolis. Examples from his various series are currently exhibited in the Netherlands, at the Museum for Photography in The Hague.

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Jacob Riis: an activist at FOAM

Jacob Riis was on of the first journalists who used photography. A selection of his activist photos are now exhibited at the museum for photography in Amsterdam. This exhibition is called ‘The other half” and runs till the 15th of April 2018.

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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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