For the time being, this month is your last chance to visit the Rembrandt House Museum and view the Rembrandt Revival exhibition. The museum will close its doors for renovation from November 1, 2022 to March 18, 2023.
The Rembrandt Revival exhibition shows highlights from the generous donation to the museum by the collector Neeke Fraenkel-Schoorl. Manet, Morisot, Whistler, Cassatt are just a few famous painters who were inspired by Rembrandt and started making etchings themselves. Between 1850 and 1940 they ensured an international revival of the art of etching: the Etching Revival. Rembrandt was an important example for these artists. The Etching Revival was therefore also a Rembrandt Revival. Read more about the exhibition here.
The renovation, which will take almost six months, will make the museum more accessible, more complete, polyphonic and more sustainable. Five new spaces will be added, which will ensure that visitors can experience Rembrandt’s story more intensely. There will be a specially equipped room for the popular etching and paint preparation workshops, and a prologue and epilogue room where the story of Rembrandt’s bankruptcy and the history of the building will be told. A third exhibition hall will also be added. On the practical side, adjustments are also necessary: for example, the climate control system will be tackled and LED lighting will be installed.
‘Rembrandt Revival’, until October 30, Rembrandt House Museum, Jodenbreestraat 4