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Museums & Heritage

Decolonising museums: the new network opening up the diversity debate in the Netherlands

Cultural institutions from Amsterdam to Utrecht will work together to advance diversity and inclusion in programming, audiences and staff

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Exhibitions

Spring into summer: see the major shows almost scuppered by lockdown

From Titian's masterpieces and a major Raphael survey, to the final stop of the Soul of a Nation tour

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coronavirus

Arts organisations produce face masks and other medical equipment to help slow the spread of coronavirus

As museums donate protective supplies to medical centres during coronavirus crisis, grassroots efforts to make masks struggle to meet medical standards

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Restoration

Light relief: could new lighting technology avert the need for restoration?

Precision illumination can draw out a work’s fine details without physical intervention, but some doubt it will ever replace traditional conservation

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Agnes Denes: environmental art pioneer. Plus, Rembrandt-Velázquez and De Hooch

We speak to the artist behind the extraordinary Wheatfield work and visit two new shows in the Netherlands. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Rembrandt-Velázquez: a match made in curatorial heaven

Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum reveals both artists as masters of psychology and technique

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Jan Weenix

A family affair: three generations of Weenix showcased in two-volume magnum opus

The new book features newly discovered appendices, including the profligate Jan Baptist’s three-volume bankruptcy file

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The Netherlands

Golden Age day trips from Tefaf Maastricht: our pick of must-see shows

The 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt this year has prompted a glut of exhibitions devoted to the Dutch artist and his peers

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Rembrandt special: the complete artist

As shows marking the 350th anniversary of the Old Master's death open, we look at his masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the British Museum. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Rembrandt

Lucian Freud’s Rembrandt project that never was

The late artist wanted to use a work by the Dutch master as inspiration for one of his final paintings

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Rembrandt

Trimmed, splashed and slashed: the anatomy of Rembrandt's The Night Watch

As the Rijksmuseum prepares to restore the Dutch master’s most-celebrated painting in full view of the public, we look at its chequered conservation history

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Interview: the Rijksmuseum's Taco Dibbits on Rembrandt's pulling power

We speak to the general director of the Dutch museum ahead of its exhibition on "all" of the works by the master in its collection

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15 must-see Rembrandt shows during the 350th anniversary of his death

Two exhibitions to be held at the Rijksmuseum this year will provide a cohesive overview of Rembrandt’s life and work

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Rembrandt

The year of Rembrandt with Simon Schama

The art historian gives a personal view of Rembrandt's extraordinary achievements as the world celebrates the 350th anniversary of the Dutch master’s death

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The Year Ahead 2019

Which exhibitions will be the blockbusters of 2019?

Major Leonardo and Rembrandt anniversaries mean a wealth of shows focusing on the Old Masters, but Tintoretto, the Bauhaus or Bill Viola could be dark horses

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Openings

After year-long rain check, Rijksmuseum Schiphol prepares to reopen

Airport branch of Amsterdam museum closed in January due to a leaky roof

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A case for the importance of Dutch collecting

An exhibition highlights the crucial role of the Rembrandt Association in museum acquisitions

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Rijksmuseum Schiphol closes following week-long rain leak

Three buckets were used to collect dripping water close to Golden Age paintings

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The top ten museum acquisitions of 2017

We look back at some of most important purchases and donations that entered public collections this year

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Exhibitions

Rijksmuseum explores how botany helped give birth to photography

the New Realities of 19th-century photography shows key developments in scientific and artistic endeavour

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Good things come in small packages: 16th-century microsculptures at the Rijksmuseum

These tiny masterpieces are both pious and playful

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Museums & Heritage

Hitler’s ‘Renaissance’ jewels fashioned in the 19th century

Rijksmuseum’s examinations reveal truth about pendants

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Restitution

Statues remain with Rijksmuseum as heirs’ Nazi loot claim rejected

The Dutch advisory committee on the assessment of restitution applications has rejected a claim for two sculptures by the 15th-century German artist Tilman Riemenschneider

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Restitution

Dutch museums face largest ever restitution claim

Heirs of dealer Nathan Katz says 225 paintings were sold under duress

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Exhibitions

Madame de Pompadour meets Philippe Starck at the Rijksmuseum

With a very glamorous display, this is the first serious look at Netherlandish rococo architecture and decorative arts

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Museums & Heritage

Ronald de Leeuw’s Dutch history lesson

The director of the Rijksmuseum is turning the famous museum into an artistic journey through Dutch history, and combining fine and decorative arts