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Lokke Moerel New Chair of Mauritshuis Supervisory Board

11 January 2018

Lokke Moerel has been named Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Mauritshuis in The Hague as of 1 April 2018. Lokke Moerel, lawyer at global law firm Morrison & Foerster and professor of Global ICT at Tilburg University, is a highly experienced board supervisor. She was Chair of the Supervisory Board of the World Wildlife Fund until last month and is currently on the board of the Rembrandt Association.

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New research into Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring

31 January 2018

On Monday 26 February 2018, the Mauritshuis launches The Girl in the Spotlight: an in-depth scientific examination of the Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665) by Johannes Vermeer. The museum’s most famous painting was last examined in 1994, during a conservation treatment.

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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.

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