Explore the Mauritshuis at home
Of course, to truly experience our collection, the best way is to visit our museum — after all, that's where the originals are.
However, you can discover the collection of the Mauritshuis in different ways from home as well.
Second Canvas Mauritshuis
Second Canvas Mauritshuis is the ultimate app to discover the collection of the Mauritshuis outside the museum.
Examine the highlights of the Mauritshuis, including Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring and View of Delft, The Anatomy Lesson by Dr Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, Potter's Bull, and many other masterpieces.
Zoom in down to the brush stroke and discover the most exquisite details. Switch between the normal image and infrared, and discover the modifications that the painters made to their designs. Follow our story lines, with beautiful stories in text and audio.
The Second Canvas Mauritshuis app is downloadable from the App store and Google Play at a cost of €1.99.
It is available in English and Dutch, for iPad, iPhone, Android and AppleTV.
The app is available for AppleTV and is ideal for use in the classroom.
The Goldfinch, a bird's-eye view
The Goldfinch, a bird’s-eye view is an interactive website which entirely revolves around the world-famous painting The Goldfinch, the much-loved painting by Carel Fabritius.
For instance, did you know that goldfinches were popular pets in the seventeenth century? That Carel Fabritius was one of Rembrandt's most talented students? That he died at the young age of 32 during the Delft Thunderclap?
Listen to the sound of real goldfinches and discover the mysteries that were brought to light thanks to technical investigation.
Masters of the Mauritshuis
All the works of art of the Mauritshuis collection can also be admired online. Most of the collection has been photographed in high resolution, allowing you to zoom in to the smallest details.
ARTtube is the online video platform of Dutch and Belgian museums and art institutions. You will find short videos about exhibitions and our permanent collection, interviews, glimpses behind the scenes, and other great projects.
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