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The Mauritshuis to organise exhibition about images and perceptions of Johan Maurits. Museum invites visitors to form their own opinion.
10 July 2018
Next year, the Mauritshuis will be organising an exhibition about different images and perceptions of the museum’s name-giver, Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679). The exhibition Portrayals and perceptions of Johan Maurits will present a variety of perspectives on Johan Maurits, from his reputation as the governor of Dutch Brazil in the 17th century to contemporary interpretations of his life and work. The Mauritshuis invites visitors to the exhibition to form and share their viewpoints. The museum is currently developing the concept for the exhibition, which will open on 4 April 2019.Read more
Mauritshuis Rediscovers Jan Steen Painting
‘As if it’s fresh from Jan Steen’s studio’
09 February 2018
The Mocking of Samson, a painting in the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), has been reattributed to Jan Steen. After extensive research, specialists from the Mauritshuis have concluded that the painting -- long thought to have been an eighteenth-century copy after Jan Steen – is by the master himself. Its style of painting, technique and subject matter are entirely in keeping with Steen’s oeuvre. The painting has undergone technical examination at the Mauritshuis in collaboration with Shell and conservation treatment by conservators from the museum. The newly restored and rediscovered Steen from Antwerp will feature as one of the highlights of the upcoming exhibition Jan Steen’s Histories, on at the Mauritshuis from 15 February.Read more
New research into Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring
31 January 2018
From Monday 26 February to Sunday 11 March 2018 an in-depth scientific examination of the Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665) by Johannes Vermeer will take place: ‘The Girl in the Spotlight’. The museum’s most famous painting was last examined in 1994, during a conservation treatment.Read more
Bust Johan Maurits
15 January 2018
Recent media reports have sent mixed messages about the removal of the bust of Johan Maurits from the foyer of the Mauritshuis. We would like to offer some context.Read more
Queen Máxima visits Mauritshuis
23 March 2017
Queen Máxima will visit the Mauritshuis together with Juliana Awada, the First Lady of Argentina, on the morning of Tuesday 28 March. They will be given a tour of the museum by Emilie Gordenker, Director of the Mauritshuis.Read more
Mauritshuis launches "The Goldfinch, A Bird’s Eye View"
16 February 2017
Our new story-telling website The Goldfinch, A Bird’s Eye View, focusses entirely on The Goldfinch, the much-loved painting by Carel Fabritius.Read more