Rijksmuseum opens after 10 years and 500 millionth repair
ARTinvestment.RU   09 апреля 2013

One of the best museums of Amsterdam opens this weekend to the public after a grand renovation of the building and the exposure

A visitor looks at Rembrandt's" Night Watch "in the updated exposure Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Source: artdaily.com

One best museums of Amsterdam - Rijksmuseum - opens this Saturday April 13 after 10 years and 500 millionth repair. More specifically, the restoration of the museum and the collection of spent 375 million euros (480 million dollars). Let the long-awaited update of the museum required additional time and money (originally planned to carry out repairs for five years), the result is worth it. The building, built in 1885 by architect Peter Kuipers, has kept its original charm, but it has got all the attributes of the Museum of the XXI century.

Rijksmuseum pokazvaet predominantly Dutch art. The exposition covers about eight centuries - from the Middle Ages to the works of Piet Mondrian. The renovated interiors changed and placement of exhibits. If before the objects grouped by type (furniture to furniture, porcelain to china, picture to picture), now painting and decorative arts are displayed in parallel.

In the main gallery of the museum showcases the best works Gold for Dutch art of the XVII century. This is the work of Vermeer, Frans Hals and the famous "Night Watch" by Rembrandt.

During a 10-year renovation of the main building the museum's collection, numbering 8,000 exhibits, live your life. A group of 400 objects (including "Night Watch") temporarily exhibited in the wing Phillips. Other works in turn shows the branch museum at Amsterdam Airport. About 5000 works have been restored, including "Girl Reading a Letter" by Vermeer. The latter, by the way, has traveled extensively in the recent past. painting after restoration visited exhibitions in Japan, China, Brazil and the United States , and solemnly returned to her renovated house just before the opening.

Prepared Maria Onuchina, AI

Sources : artdaily.com , bloomberg.com , artinvestment.ru



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