At least one lackey working in the Kensington Palace in the United Kingdom deserves a raise this year. The royal aide noticed the word "Negro" on a plaque describing a Dutch painting only minutes before American President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle was set to arrive in the room.
The whole world commemorated Prince last night. The pop icon died at the age of 57 in his estate Paisley Park in Minneapolis on Thursday. Hundreds of fans laid flowers the estate and at club First Aveneu, where the music video for Purple Rain was shot. Google turned its logo purple, surrounded by purple rain. In Amsterdam, a spontaneous concert was organized at music venue Melkweg, free for anyone who wanted to attend.
The facilities department of the University of Amsterdam accidentally painted over a wall painting believed to be by Banksy while removing graffiti. "Something went wrong, this was never our intention", the University said on Wednesday
Four of 24 paintings stolen from the Westfries Museum in Hoorn in 2005 were recovered in the Ukraine, the Ukrainian secret service SBU announced in a press conference in Kiev. And those four are "really the most prestigious and missed pieces", Ad Geerdink, director of the museum, said to newspaper Trouw.
Ticket sales are underway for “The Art of Banksy,” a new exhibition getting its European debut at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The show features a collection of paintings and sculptures by the well-known, yet mostly anonymous street artist.
An online petition launched a week ago calling for the French government to drop plans to close its Institut Français in Amsterdam reached 2,340 signatures by Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The institute is shutting down as France is selling the building it has owned on the Vijzelgracht since 1966
The Zaanse Schans and Van Gogh museum were the most popular day attractions in the Netherlands for foreign tourists last year. These two attractions drew 1.63 and 1.6 million foreign visitors respectively, according to figures released by tourist office NBTC on Thursday.
The Noordbrabants Museum once again decided to extend its opening hours for the massively popular and successful Hieronymus Bosch exhibition. This means that a few more tickets for the sold out exhibition will also become available
An academy for training museum workers is launching in Amsterdam on Monday, April 11th. The academy will provide training to staff of the 44 museums in the city. The first lessons will be on hospitality, security, how to best approach hearing-impaired visitors and the latest tourism trends.
A new Rembrandt, painted nearly four centuries after the famous Dutch artist's death, was unveiled in Amsterdam art gallery Looiersgracht 60 on Tuesday. The portrait of a Caucasian man with a white collar and a hat was not painted by an understudy or fan, but by a computer based on Rembrandt's complete works.
The Moco Museum opening in Amsterdam at the end of this month will open with an exhibition featuring the work of Pop Art icon Andy Warhol and Street Art legend Banksy, the museum announced.
Bad news for those still hoping to get tickets for the Hieronymus Bosch exhibition in the Noordbrabants Museum. All 380 thousand available tickets were sold and the exhibition is completely sold out.
The Netherlands Institute for Art History recently acquired a extraordinary collection of letters written by Dutch artist Piet Mondriaan. Mondriaan wrote these 22 letters to his girlfriend Willy Wentholt between 1918 and 1923, the Institute announced. A selection of the letters is on view to the public at the TEFAF until Sunday.
Dick Bruma, the creator behind popular children's character Nijntje, or Miffy in English, was awarded the Max Velthuijs prize for his entire life's work
The Noordbrabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch extended its exhibition "Hieronymus Bosch - Visions of a genius" due to the exhibitions massive popularity. A massive 300 thousand tickets have already been sold
A believed to be lost painting by Rembrandt van Rijn surfaced at an auction in New Jersey in the United States last year. The painting, which can be attributed tot he famous Dutch artist without a doubt, will be displayed at the annual art and antique auction TEFAF in Maastricht
The Anne Frank House is both the favorite cultural institution and the institution with the strongest cultural brand in the Netherlands. Amsterdam science center Nemo is the most welcoming museum in the country, according to the annual culture sector brands study by Hendrik Beerda Brand Consultancy.
Italian art historian and Van Gogh expert Antonio de Robertis believes he discovered the only known photograph showing Vincent van Gogh as an adult. Up until now the only image of what the famous Dutch artist looked like as an adult, came from his self portraits.
In future all Museum Cards will have a passport photo of its owner on it, in an effort to avoid people lending out their cards or reselling them, was announced on the Museum Card's website.
The year long commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh's death drew nearly a million foreign tourists to the Netherlands, according to figures released by NBTC Holland Marketing on Tuesday
Wim Pijbes is stepping down as director of the Rijksmuseum as of August 1st. He will be taking a job as general manager for Voorlinden, a new contemporary art museum and adjoining nature reserve between Scheveningen and Wassenaar, the museum announced on Tuesday
The Groningen economy is benefiting from the David Bowie exhibition in the Groninger Museum. The exhibition welcomed its 100,000th visitor on Friday, and each of those visitors spend extra money in hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops in the city.
The Groninger Museum welcomed its 100 thousandth visitor to the “David Bowie Is” exhibition currently on display at the Groningen institution, according to newswire ANP. The museum extended its opening hours to cope with an increase in interest after the singer’s death in January.
The 129-year-old Amsterdam theater Carré has announced plans to bring a major American production to the Netherlands every year as part of the new “Broadway on the Amstel” theatrical series. The series kicks off with the European premiere of Pippin on March 10, theater director Madeleine van der Zwaan announced this week.