Art

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Jan 22 '16 09:40

Cutbacks in the Cultural sector wreaked havoc in the art world. Some 20 thousand permanent jobs disappeared and the sector is now dominated by low-paid freelancers. Half of people working in culture earn less than 30 thousand euros a year, according to a study done by the government's advisory group SER and the Council for Culture

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Jan 21 '16 11:19

Seven young Dutch people worked their way onto American business magazine Forbes' 30 under 30 list - the list in which Forbes introduces new up-and-coming talent to its readers.

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Jan 18 '16 15:55

The exhibition of Norwegian artist Edvard Much and his inspiration Vincent van Gogh in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam was the most visited exhibition in 2015, with 585,620 visitors

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Jan 14 '16 15:10

The municipality of The Hague plans to move the MC Escher museum into the United States embassy building in the center of the city. The remaining space will be used to house a hotel

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Jan 13 '16 11:35

Following the death of musician David Bowie, the Groninger Museum quickly sold an additional 20,000 tickets to their extensive exhibit on the music legend. An increase in foreign media visits to the museum are also expected, according to Dagblad van het Noorden.

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Jan 11 '16 10:33

British singer David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday after an 18 month long battle with cancer, his family announced and his son confirmed on Twitter. The Groninger Museum is currently hosting an exhibition on the pop icon's career called Dawid Bowie is. The exhibition can be viewed until March 13th.

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Jan 6 '16 11:34

Museum pass holders paid 8.3 million visits to cultural institutions in the Netherlands last year, an increase of 8 percent compared to the 7.4 million visits in 2014, the Museum Association announced.

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Dec 29 '15 14:35

Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's famous painting Judith 1 will be on display in Gemeentemuseum in The Hague from March 19th next year, museum director Benno Tempel announced in radio program Met het Oog op Morgen

Dec 22 '15 12:50

2015 was another good year for the larger museums in the Netherlands. The number of visitors grew by an average of 7.2 percent compared to last year

Dec 17 '15 17:25

A new exhibit at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam showcases the recent history of Dutch furniture and product design beginning with the architect of the Amsterdam landmark, H.P. Berlage. The exhibit is meant to show a connection between Berlage’s work and significantly more modern work from designers like Joost van Bleiswijk, Henk Stallinga and Bertjan Pot.

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Dec 16 '15 09:14

Post-World War II Dutch artworks are disappearing into trashcans with the buildings of the era being demolished, often without any, according to heritage society Heemschut. The society wrote a letter to the Amsterdam city council asking that the art in existing buildings be protected or relocated as soon as possible

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Dec 15 '15 13:50

The two Rembrandt paintings jointly bought by the Netherlands and France for 160 million euros will not arrive in the Netherlands before the end of this year, according to a spokesperson for the Rijksmuseum. The portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit will also not be going on a national tour.

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Dec 15 '15 13:25

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam welcomed a record number of 1.9 million visitors this year, an increase of 18 percent compared to the 1.6 million people who visited in 2014, the museum announced on Tuesday.

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Dec 14 '15 15:20

The Rijksmuseum welcomed more than 2 million visitors for the third year in a row. This year a total of 2,350,000 people visited the museum in Amsterdam, the museum announced on Monday. 53 percent of the visitors were Dutch.

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Dec 11 '15 16:20

The Mauritshuis will not be changing culturally "insensitive" words on their artworks like the Rijksmuseum is doing. According to the Museum, they've already done so

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Dec 10 '15 10:53

Despite protest from some local residents, a bronze statue of Vincent van Gogh's famous painting The Potato Eaters was unveiled in the Brabant city of Nuenen on Wednesday night.

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Dec 10 '15 10:29

Almost 26 million people visited a museum in the Netherlands last year, an increase of 2.7 million compared to 2013. But despite the increasing visitors, a number of smaller museums still ended up in the red, according to the report Museum Figures 2014 commissioned by the Museum Association.

Dec 9 '15 15:10

The Rijksmuseum started a project to detect all derogatory ethnic terms in the descriptions of its collection and replace them with neutral terms. Soon terms like "Negroes", "Hottentots", "Eskimos" and "Indians" will no longer appear anywhere in the descriptions of the museum's collection

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Dec 7 '15 13:50

Members of the Ukrainian secret service SBU played a role in trying to trade the paintings stolen from the Westfries Museum in 2005, stolen art expert Arthur Brand revealed in the press conference about the stolen paintings in the museum on Monday

Dec 7 '15 08:40

Paintings that were stole from the Westfries Museum in Horn in 2005, surfaced in the hands of a nationalist militia in Ukrain

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Dec 3 '15 09:58

Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian received the Prins Claus Award from the hands of Prince Constantijn in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

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Nov 30 '15 13:15

The Cabinet is setting one million euros aside for extra security at controversial events. The VVD and PvdA want to prevent cultural institutions cancelling events due to organizers being afraid of threats or high security costs.

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Nov 26 '15 17:25

Museums are having to find different ways to fund exhibitions. Companies are hesitant to sponsor after the financial crisis that started in 2008.

Nov 19 '15 11:33

The century old mystery of the exact location of Johannes Vermeer's painting "Little Street", has finally been solved. The setting for the world-famous painting is on Vlamingstraat in Delft, where houses 40-42 now stand.

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