Archive for April 13th, 2013

Rijksmuseum Grand Opening – flashmob

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Today the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam had its Grand Opening after almost 10 (!!) years of renovation, restoration and alteration. The initial reviews are fantastic, it is being perceived as the ‘future of museums’.

I am not entirely sure, but don’t think I have ever been there…about time! 😉 It will open its doors to the ‘general’ public from tomorrow and it will be the first national museum in the world that will be open every day of the year, from 9 am to 5 pm. (hmm, really no excuse of not going then 😉 ).

In order to create awareness of the reopening, the museum staged a flashmob in a local shopping mall, which is recreating one of the museum’s most famous paintings, Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’…brilliant!!

 

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‘Our Heroes are Back’ – after an absence of one decade, all major pieces in the Rijksmuseum’s collection are back where they belong.

QOTD April 13 2013

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Baltasar Gracian: “Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people, nor for others, easier.”