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Mauritshuis presents catalogue of genre paintings.
New standard reference work on Dutch and Flemish genre painting

15 December 2016

The Mauritshuis has conducted extensive art historical and technical research into its collection of Dutch and Flemish genre paintings in recent years. The ensuing discoveries and insights have been incorporated into the new English-language catalogue, Genre Paintings in the Mauritshuis . This lavishly illustrated book can be considered as a new standard reference work on Dutch and Flemish genre painting. It is the third in the museum’s series of academic collection catalogues. The world-renowned collection of the Mauritshuis comprises more than a hundred Dutch and Flemish genre pieces, with masterpieces by specialists such as Jan Steen, Frans van Mieris, Gerard ter Borch, Adriaen van Ostade, Gabriël Metsu, Gerrit Dou and David Teniers.

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This spring in the Mauritshuis: Slow Food. Still Lifes of the Golden Age. Featuring masterpieces by Clara Peeters, Floris van Dijck, Pieter Claesz and others

14 December 2016

From 9 March through 25 June 2017 the Mauritshuis presents Slow Food. Still Lifes of the Golden Age , the first exhibition to be devoted to the development of still lifes depicting prepared food – called meal still lifes – that were created in Holland and Flanders from 1600 onwards. The cornerstone of the exhibition is a masterpiece acquired by the museum in 2012, Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels by Clara Peeters. Alongside this work the exhibition also features masterpieces from the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, Washington’s National Gallery of Art, Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum and others.

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Vermeer, The Music Lesson, British Royal Collection

Successful Exhibition At Home in Holland in the Mauritshuis extended until 5 February 2017

06 December 2016

Due to popular demand, the exhibition At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection has been extended. Masterpieces by artists such as Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch and Gerrit Dou will be on show in the Mauritshuis until 5 February 2017 .

Director Emilie Gordenker: ‘We are delighted that Royal Collection Trust have given us the opportunity to extend the exhibition, to allow even more people the chance to enjoy these wonderful works from the British Royal Collection.’

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New App Reveals Secrets of Girl with a Pearl Earring. The Mauritshuis and Madpixel show Seventeenth Century Masterpieces as Never Before

09 November 2016

As of today a brand new app, Second Canvas Mauritshuis, renders Vermeers Girl with a Pearl Earring and ‘The Garden of Eden’ by Rubens en Brueghel to zoom in on the brushstrokes of the paintings in Gigapixel. This is the first app in the world to offer Gigapixel integrated infrared images, which take users below the surface a painting revealing to layers and millimeter-sized details that are not normally visible to the naked eye. The Mauritshuis has joined forces with an innovative digitisation company, Madpixel, to bring part of the collection to a broader audience in an entirely new way.

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Mauritshuis favourite The Goldfinch in Edinburgh

03 November 2016

Rare masterpiece by Carel Fabritius on temporary loan to the Scottish National Gallery

From 4 November through 18 December 2016, one of the most famous masterpieces in the collection of the Mauritshuis, The Goldfinch, will be shown in Scotland for the first time. The painting will feature in a special presentation at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. The painting will return to the Mauritshuis on time for Christmas.

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The Duchess of Cambridge to visit the Mauritshuis

21 September 2016

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Mauritshuis on 11 October 2016. The visit is planned to coincide with the exhibition At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his contemporaries from the Royal Collection, which includes 22 important genre paintings from her family’s collection, and which will be open to the public from 29 September.

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