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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 publicĀ“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?


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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.

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