Depot-art now in Amsterdam Pop Up Museum

Allard Pierson Rokin Amsterdam pop up museum

Dutch television show De Wereld Draait Door has opened a pop up museum in Amsterdam. The temporary exhibition spaces of Allard Pierson Museum are filled with special pieces from Dutch museums! It shows 10 pieces chosen by 10 Dutch guests of the program from 10 largest museums in the Netherlands. And all of the works are selected from the museums’ depots. So all of these pieces know only rare museum presence. A unique chance to see these findings! (For instance an early work by Dutch master Mondriaan!)

The pop up museum is opened from January 30th until May 24th. You find it at the Rokin, the famous part of Amsterdam beyond the even more famous Dam. The Allard Pierson Museum, the natural history museum of the University of Amsterdam, generously lent part of its exhibition space to the pop up museum. And there, you can now find 100 pieces of art, paintings as well as sculptures, that were selected from the depots of 10 large museums. Most of these works have never been shown in a museum before.

The project even led to at least one major discovery! Dutch actrice Halina Reijn searched the depot of Museum de Fundatie, the modern art museum in Zwolle. There she and the conservator found a still life in the depot of museum De Fundatie (modern art museum in Zwolle). Great, because after some research done it turned out that this painting was made by Jan Lievens. This is a Dutch master with an incredible sense of detail, who shared a studio with the great Rembrandt!

De Wereld Draait Door is a television program advocating cultural initiatives. The pop up museum is a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the television show. It has been extremely well viewed for many years. The people who selected art for the pop up museum are frequent guests on this show.

More info: DWDD

Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam I Jan 30 - May 24 I 7 days a week 10 am - 5 pm 

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