Bayeux Tapestry will travel

France will allow the famous Bayeux Tapestry to leave the country for the first time in 950 years. The Bayeux Tapestry will visit the country where it probably was created. President Macron meets PM May this week. During his visit, he is expected to announce the tapestry will be exhibited in the UK.

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Teylers’ curator solves mystery

In 2009, the Haarlem Teylers Museum bought a manuscript of fifty 18th century pages. These contained beautiful drawings of insects. No artist’s name was included, so here was a mystery.

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Belgium will launch Museum card

Flemish paper ‘De Morgen’ mentioned, Belgium will follow the Netherlands’example and introduce its very own Flemish card later this year.
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Loving Vincent – at the Noordbrabants Museum

They love “Loving Vincent”. Friends, acquaintances, complete strangers rave about “Loving Vincent” – since its 2017 release. Not seen it yet? Neither have I.

I  went to the “Loving Vincent” exhibition at the Noordbrabants Museum.

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Romanticism in the North – at the Groninger Museum

“Romanticism in the North: From Friedrich to Turner” is the Groninger Museum’s current exhibition. Visitors can admire over ninety romantic works till the 6th of May 2018. All works date from about 1800 to 1850 and either show northern scenes or were created by northern artists.

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Lost and found: a Monet showing the effect of fog

The current temp exhibition “Jongkind and friends” at the Dordrecht Museum shows Jongkind’s importance for painters like Monet. The exhibition shows how Monet’s style changed under Jongkind’s influence and slowly evolves into a loose, impressionistic one.

So no better news than to read a lost Monet painting depicting the effect of fog has been found and will be part of an exhibition.

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Dordrecht Museum: Jongkind and friends

Of the three current temp exhibitions on Dutch 20th century artists working and living in France, this is my favourite one! You need not have visited the other two, to fall in love with the wonderful art on show here. “Jongkind and friends”, at Dordrecht’s main museum, can be visited on its own.

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The Hague’s Mesdag Collection: The Dutch and Barbizon

It is not necessary to visit the van Gogh Museum’s temporary exhibition to appreciate a much smaller one in The Hague. At the Mesdag Collection, the exhibition covers just three rooms. It focuses on a few Dutch and French artists working in and near Barbizon.

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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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The Dutch in Paris – Amsterdam van Gogh Museum

The van Gogh Museum currently treats its visitors to an interesting exhibition. Its title is “The Dutch in Paris”. This temporary exhibition can be viewed as a stand-alone one, or as the first to three related exhibitions on the same theme.

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