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Museum De Lakenhal will be restored and expanded. The museum will reopen Spring 2019. Highlights of the collection will travel to different museums, among which the Rijksmuseum, the Mauritshuis and Frans Hals Museum. Where is your favorite at the moment? Here you'll find an overview.

Museum De Lakenhal in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Museum De Lakenhal in the Mauritshuis, The Hague

Enrichment of the Golden Age

The Mauritshuis displays an overview of the painting from the Golden Age. In this monumental building, world-renowned paintings are on view, among which the 'Girl with the Pearl Earring' and 'View of Delft' by Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt's 'Doctor Tulp's Anatomy Class' and 'The Goldfinch' by Carel Fabritius. Until the end of 2017 also the highlight Vanitas-stilleven met zelfportret van de schilder is on show in the Mauritshuis.

Museum De Lakenhal in the Hermitage, Amsterdam

The Hermitage in Amsterdam currently shows two pieces from the collection of Museum De Lakenhal:

Museum De Lakenhal in the Katwijks Museum

Toorop in Katwijk

Jan Toorop (1858–1928) is one of the most important Dutch painters from the period 1880-1910. At first he worked in the Impressionistic style, but through Pointillism he developed into a painter of the Symbolic style. He was active as a portrait painter as well, and designed ceramics, commercial posters and book covers. The Dutch Art Nouveau is often associated with his work. From 1890 to 1892 and from 1899 to 1904, Jan Toorop lived in Katwijk on the sea. In 1891, his daughter was born here. Charley Toorop would turn into a famous artist later in life. Twee Bomen is on show in the Katwijks Museum, until Spring 2019.

Museum De Lakenhal in the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age

Rarely have more humorous paintings been produced than in the Dutch Golden Age. Naughty children, stupid peasants, foolish dandies and befuddled drunks, quack doctors, procuresses, lazy maids and lusty ladies – they figure in large numbers in Golden Age masterpieces. The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age presents the first ever overview of humour in seventeenth-century painting. The exhibition runs until 18 March 2018 in the Frans Hals Museum. Some highlights of the collection of Museum De Lakenhal are part of this exhibition:

Museum De Lakenhal in the Catherijneconvent, Utrecht

Religious art

Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht is the national museum for religious art, culture and history. The art and objects on display tell stories of belief and believing in Holland. Two paintings of Museum De Lakenhal are added to this story:

Museum De Lakenhal in the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar

Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar is hét geheugen van de stad Alkmaar en het vertrekpunt voor iedereen die de geschiedenis en de kunst van Alkmaar en omgeving wil beleven en ontdekken. In het museum wordt het verleden gepresenteerd in afwisselende en interactieve opstellingen met hoogwaardige collecties oude en vroegmoderne schilderkunst en kunstnijverheid. De 'Gouden Eeuw', 'Victorie!' en 'Portret van Alkmaar' belichten de roemrijke stadsgeschiedenis. Daarnaast is een verrassende presentatie van de fraaie collectie Bergense School te zien. Momenteel is De overhandiging van de oorkonde van 1255 van Graaf Willem II van Holland aan de Heemraden van Rijnland (1655), uit de collectie van Museum De Lakenhal, in Alkmaar te zien.

Museum De Lakenhal in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

The Gemäldegalerie in Berlin shows the painting Regenten van het Loridanshof in Leiden (1658) by Jacob Fransz. van der Merck.

Museum De Lakenhal in the National Gallery, Londen

With more than 50 works painted on glass, vellum, ceramic, silk, wood, and canvas, the exhibition Monochrome - Painting in Black & White in the National Gallery explores the tradition of painting in black and white over 700 years, from its beginnings in the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and into the 21st century. One of the works is Het uitzeilen van de Hollandse Vloot van de Vlieree op 9 juni 1645 (c. 1650) by Willem van de Velde de Oude, from the collection of Museum De Lakenhal. The exhibition runs from 30 October 2017 until 18 February 2018.

HET UITZEILEN VAN DE HOLLANDSE VLOOT VAN DE VLIEREE OP 9 JUNI 1645, CA. 1650
HET UITZEILEN VAN DE HOLLANDSE VLOOT VAN DE VLIEREE OP 9 JUNI 1645, CA. 1650 WILLEM VAN DE VELDE DE OUDE