A full scan and analysis of Johannes Vermeer's most famous work Girl with a Pearl Earring started in full public view in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague on Monday. Until March 11th museum visitors can watch a team of internationally recognized scientists study this painting in an effort to find out more about the method and materials Vermeer used for this famous work.
The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague is launching a new study into painting 'Girl with a pearl Earring' by Johannes Vermeer. This research, involving microscopes, X-ray equipment and a special scanner, will happen in a glass workshop in the museum itself. And visitors are welcome to come and watch, the museum announced.
The research will be done by a team of international experts over a course of two weeks, starting on February 26th. Using state-of-the-art techniques, they will try to learn more about the method and materials Vermeer used for this famous work.
Everyone who took part in the discussion on social media about the Mauritshuis Museum removing its namesake's bust from the foyer over the past days, can visit the museum in The Hague for free on Sunday, January 28th, museum director Emilie Gordenker announced on television program Buitenhof on Sunday.
The Mauritshuis museum decided to remove a bust of Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen, governor of the Dutch colony in Brasil from 1637 to 1644, from the museums foyer. The decision stemmed from "the growing public debate about we deal with slavery in the Netherlands (and in museums)", the Mauritshuis explained, according to the Volkskrant. The removal of the bust sparked a storm of outrage and criticism from people feeling that the Netherlands' history is being destroyed.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is coming to the Netherlands on October 11th. During her tie in the country, she will visit The Hague, Wassenaar and Rotterdam, the British Royal House said in a press release on Thursday
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.
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
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
The renovated Mauritshuis in The Hague attracted a record number of 600 thousand visitors in its first year after its reopening, the museum reports on its website.
The Netherlands and Belgium are strengthening cooperation in the field of defense, counterterrorism, security, embassy relations and energy, the Dutch cabinet revealed in a press release Wednesday.
Dutch restoration company Koninklijke Woudenberg has offered to restore the Barcaccia fountain in Rome for free, after it was damaged by Feyenoord Rotterdam football club fans in riots last week.
Since opening seven weeks ago, the new Mauritshuis museum has already had 100,000 visitors, the museum announces, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
A painting by Dutch Golden Age master Johannes Vermeer sold at auction 6.2 million British pounds (€7.8 million) at Christie’s auction house in London on Tuesday. “Sint Praxedis” shows Saint Praxedis, the supposedly virginal daughter of Saint Pudens, a former Roman senator, and sister of Saint Pudentiana, squeezing out a sponge saturated with the blood of a martyr into a chalice.