The highlight of this festival – the museum seminars is brought under this year’s theme, ‘Masters of the Golden Age’ in conversation the most prestigious Dutch museums. Director Emilie Gordenker of the Mauritshuis, which features in its collection the well-known Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, will be in conversation with Maria Mok, curator at Hong Kong Museum of Art, to give some insight into the history of the museum’s Golden Age collection. Similarly, Duncan Bull, the curator at Rijksmuseum, which just acquired one of Rembrandt’s first paintings, will present the evolution of the museum’s Golden Age collection.
On the other hand, Cécile Bosman, curator of the largest maritime museum in Europe, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, and Libby Chan, the Senior Curator at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, will let the audience explore Dutch watery living conditions relating to Dutch paintings. Finally, Robert Aronson, fifth-generation owner of Aronson Antiquairs, will emerge the public into Dutch delftware’s historical context.
Asia Week Hong Kong and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, co- organisers, are delighted to present ‘Masters of the Golden Age’ from April 5th to 9th.
Dutch Days in Hong Kong runs from 5 April – 27 April 2016.
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