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Smell the Art: Fleeting – Scents in Colour

Our new exhibition Smell the Art: Fleeting – Scents in Colour will be on view until and including 29 August 2021.

Would you like to experience the exhibition from home? A unique fragrance box + digital tour is now available in our webshop!

Unique Fragrance Box and virtual see-and-smell tour

Geurbox en digitale rondleiding bij tentoonstelling Vervlogen in het Mauritshuis

Experience the exhibition Fleeting – Scents in Colour from home! We created the first interactive virtual see-and-smell tour in the world!

During the tour, Dutch culinary journalist Joël Broekaert and Mauritshuis curator Ariane van Suchtelen take you as a viewer digitally behind the closed doors of the exhibition for a fantastic tour. View ánd smell the beautiful paintings of the exhibition. The fragrance box contains scent pumps which allow you to smell the scents at the same time that they appear in the tour.

The fragrance box is now available in our webshop and costs € 20.

About the exhibition

In the exhibition Fleeting – Scents in Colour you can smell the 17th century. As well as wonderful artworks where the colours jump from the surface and the wonderful scent almost comes to greet you, there are also paintings and drawings where you’d rather hold your nose.

As well as seeing the paintings, you will also experience them with your sense of smell. Via (covid-safe) dispensers, visitors will be able to experience various smells represented in the art, both fragrant and foul.

tentoonstelling geur vervlogen zaalfoto 2 mauritshuis

Behind the scenes with Teun van de Keuken

In the video below, the exhibition concept is explained in more depth and the role of scent in 17th-century artworks is explored. Watch to gain a better idea of what lies in store in the exhibition.

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