Mauritshuis draws over a million visitors in Japan
The touring exhibition of works from the Mauritshuis collection was an overwhelming success in Japan. The exhibition of 48 highlights opened on 30 June 2012 and drew a total of 1,182,891 visitors. The biggest attraction by far was Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has achieved superstar status in Japan over the past few months.
Mauritshuis Acquires One of Clara Peeters's Finest Still Lifes
The Mauritshuis has acquired the painting Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels by the Flemish painter Clara Peeters (c.1580/1590 – in or after 1621) from a private owner. The quality of the painting, its intimate character and its excellent state of preservation make it a valuable addition to the Mauritshuis collection. This new acquisition is among Clara Peeters's finest works.
Last weekend to see Girl with a Pearl Earring in The Hague
Johannes Vermeer’s famous masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring will be on display at the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague until Friday 15 June. The painting and 50 other highlights from the collection will then travel to Japan, where the exhibition Masterpieces from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis will open at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum on 30 June.
Shell Sponsors Expansion Mauritshuis
Partners in innovation and renovation
This morning The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis and Shell Nederland B.V. officially confirmed a unique partnership: the energy company committed a sum of three million euros, thereby becoming the Mauritshuis’s founder for a six-year period.
Masterpieces from the Mauritshuis to travel in 2013 to the United States
Masterpieces from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis will be exhibited at three museums in the United States from January 2013 to January 2014. The Mauritshuis has agreed to send more than thirty works to the de Young/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta; the tour will finish with a smaller selection at The Frick Collection in New York.