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6th - 7th Jul / 2018

Friday 6th - Saturday 7th July 2018

The prompt for this visit is KWAB.  Dutch Design in the Age of Rembrandt, to be held from 29 June until 16 September 2018 at the Rijksmuseum.  The exhibition will focus on the kwabstijl, or auricular style, which constitutes the most original and revolutionary Dutch contribution to the history of the decorative arts.  Our expert guide will be Dr Reinier Baarsen, Senior Curator of Furniture and ever-generous FHS member.

Our visit to the exhibition will be enhanced by a visit to the Nieuwe Kerk, the spectacular brass choir screen, designed by Johannes Lutma, and to the Rijksmuseum’s Print Room to see recently acquired design drawings. 

Steve Coene, Keeper of the Royal Furniture and also a FHS member, will lead a private visit to the Koninklijk Paleis, Amsterdam, the Paleis op de Dam, originally built as a town hall for the capital of the new United Netherlands, but transformed in 1808 into a Palace for King Louis Napoleon, in full Empire style, and still used as the reception palace of the Dutch Royal House.

Limit: 20

Closing Date of Applications: 20 APRIL 2018

Contact to register interest.

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