April 19, 2024
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Groninger Museum offers visitors unique exhibition access

Learn how to curate and present artworks

150 Years of the Groninger Museum – Behind the Scenes provides an insider’s perspective on the meticulous process of setting up an exhibition, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the unseen aspects of museum operations.

As part of the Groninger Museum’s 150th-anniversary celebrations, this exhibition promises an immersive experience with a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s journey.

The exhibition, opening on March 29, 2024, delves into the intricate steps of curating and presenting artworks.

Visitors will have the chance to witness the evolution of a collection, from acquisition to conservation, and learn about the delicate art of transporting and showcasing priceless pieces to the public.

One of the exhibition’s highlights is the interactive element, inviting visitors to participate actively in the curatorial process. Attendees can engage in selecting frames that best complement specific artworks or experiment with lighting to enhance the visual impact of the exhibits.

Notably, the stolen masterpiece, Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring,’ will triumphantly return to public display within the walls of the Groninger Museum in Groninger, Netherlands.

The painting, stolen from the Singer Laren Museum in 2020, was recovered in 2023 and meticulously researched by conservator Marjan de Visser at the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

As part of the 150th-anniversary celebration, the exhibition also delves into the rich history of the Groninger Museum.

Originating in a small room within Groningen’s provincial government building 150 years ago as a mere cabinet of curiosities, the museum has evolved into a prominent institution with a vibrant, colourful building designed by Alessandro Mendini, housing a vast collection of over 60,000 objects.

More than just a retrospective, ‘150 Years of the Groninger Museum – Behind the Scenes promises to be a captivating journey through time, offering visitors a rare glimpse into the intricate workings of a renowned cultural institution. The exhibition will be open for public viewing starting March 29, 2024.

Featured image: Tentoon Stellingen (1986) artwork at the Groninger Museum. Image: Groninger Museum

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