Alumni event | Lecture
From storeroom to public display. 18th century interiors in the Museum Houses of the Hendrick de Keyser association.
- Valentijn Carbo (Vereniging Hendrik de Keyser)
- Thursday 1 April 2021
- Interiors for Display: The art of the eighteenth-century interior in the Dutch Republic and Europe
About this event
In 2018 the Hendrick de Keyser association launched Museum Houses: a series of characteristic examples of the history of Dutch housing. Among them are some well-known 18th century interiors. The Museum Houses represents a shift in thinking about the public´s access to the properties of the association. On the basis of various cases this presentation will take a closer look on the problems that can arises when 18th century interiors become part of a Museum House. How to display for example wall hanging that have been lost? Do rooms need to be refurnished? And how to involve visitors in a domestic culture that is far removed from ours?
Interiors for Display
This lecture is part of the 'Interiors for Display' lecture series. In the Spring of 2021, academics, curators and heritage professionals are brought together for a series of lectures that will cover various aspects of the eighteenth-century interior in the Netherlands and Europe.