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2017

Exhibition At Home in Holland great success for Mauritshuis 120,000
visitors for the masterpieces from the Royal Collection

06 February 2017

The exhibition At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection was a success, attracting 120,000 visitors. The exhibition, visited by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge in October 2016, included masterpieces by artists such as Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch and Gerrit Dou.

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Mauritshuis launches website "The Goldfinch, A Bird’s Eye View" on much-loved painting by Carel Fabritius

09 February 2017

The Mauritshuis is delighted to announce the launch of The Goldfinch, A Bird’s Eye View. This website focusses entirely on the renowned painting The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius. The user can explore a great many stories about this world-famous painting, the bird it depicts and the artist through sound, animation and visuals. This story-telling website is the first in a series to present the masterpieces of the Mauritshuis in a new and refreshing light. The museum aims to bring the stories about the paintings in its collection to life and to make them accessible to virtual visitors throughout the world.

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Exhibition "Slow Food: Still Lifes of the Golden Age" in the Mauritshuis.

14 February 2017

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 meal still lifes 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.

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Jordaens, Van der Weyden, Rubens and Van Dyck Renowned Flemish Masters on View in The Hague

12 June 2017

Better a good neighbour than a distant friend, so the saying goes. In the second half of 2017 the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA) will be lending the Mauritshuis Flemish Old Masters from its collection such as Jordaens, Van der Weyden, Rubens and Van Dyck.

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Sterrenkoks maaltijdstillevens

14 June 2017

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Top Ten on Tour: Masterpieces acquired for the Netherlands thanks to the BankGiro Lottery

27 July 2017

The Kröller-Müller Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis are collaborating on a special project this autumn. From 4 October 2017 through 25 March 2018, the four museums will send ten masterpieces on tour to various museums in the Netherlands.

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Van der Weyden, Rubens and Van Dyck. Renowned Flemish Masters on View in The Hague

05 September 2017

From 7 September 2017 through 14 January 2018 the Mauritshuis will tell the story of Flemish portraiture using a selection of the best Flemish portraits from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp (KMSKA), including major works by Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Pieter Pourbus, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck.

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Mauritshuis exhibition reveals an unfamiliar side of Jan Steen

12 December 2017

In the exhibition Jan Steen’s Histories, the Mauritshuis will exhibit a selection of Jan Steen’s finest history paintings. This seventeenth-century Dutch artist is best known as a painter of chaotic and disorderly scenes of everyday life, which gave rise to the popular Dutch proverb ‘a Jan Steen household’. But he also painted very different subjects: stories from the Bible, classical mythology and antiquity. From 15 February until 13 May 2018, the Mauritshuis will show – by means of twenty-one paintings – that Steen was a versatile and ambitious artist with a keen eye for amusing stories and anecdotes.

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2016