Mauritshuis Launches New Website
The Mauritshuis has launched a new website. The Dutch museum teamed up with web developers Basket Builders (Amsterdam) to develop a completely new site: mauritshuis.nl. The website is easy to use and makes optimal use of images. The design uses the Mauritshuis’ new visual identity, which was created by Studio Dumbar. The new website paves the way for the opening of the renovated and expanded Mauritshuis, which will take place on 27 June by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander.
The compact navigation menu on mauritshuis.nl allows users to find practical information and the latest news easily. The Mauritshuis is committed to sharing the knowledge that it has about its collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings. Accordingly, the website offers many opportunities to ‘discover’ and ‘explore’ the Mauritshuis collection and its Old Masters, and also to find out more about conservation and research projects. The entire collection has been digitised and is available to view in a large and full-screen format. Viewers can also zoom in to see details of the masterpieces, such as individual brushstrokes and craquelure, up close.
Director Emilie Gordenker: ‘In the past two years, the Mauritshuis has been bringing the building up to date. It now has facilities that suit a 21st-century museum, and a new website is very much part of that project. The collection of the Mauritshuis is all about images, about looking closely at the paintings in order to find out more about them. We now offer a fantastic way to study the masterpieces in our collection online.’
Online Ticket Sales mid-June
Online tickets and tours will be available online shortly before the opening of the museum. Tickets will be required from 28 June, as the museum will be open free to the public during the evening of 27 June, after the opening ceremony until midnight. A brand-new webshop will also launch on the day of the opening. maurithsuis.nl replaces the old website, which was in use since 2006.
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For more information, please contact:
Willemijn van Drunen, Mauritshuis
+31 (0)70 302 3447 / +31 (0)6 15830703
Elske Schreurs, Press and Publicity
+31(0)70 302 3438 / +31 (0)6 27033093
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