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Art Museum Mauritshuis description and photos - The Netherlands: The Hague. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Mauritshuis.
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Mauritshuis (house of Moritz) is an art museum in The Hague, which presents masterpieces of Dutch painting. The building where the museum is located was built in 1636-1641. for Prince Johann Moritz of Nassau-Siegen, Governor of Dutch Brazil. Famous architects Jacob van Kampen and Peter Post have created a masterpiece of classical Dutch architecture. The Mauritshuis is a free-standing building that is rarely seen in Dutch architecture. This gave the architects the opportunity to fully show the beauty of the classic proportions and decorations. The internal layout of the building is also absolutely symmetrical. The building was not originally planned as a museum building, and at the end of the 80s of the XX century, reconstruction was carried out, as a result of which Mauritshuis became a modern museum. Another renovation is currently underway.
In 1820, the government of the Netherlands bought the Mauritshuis in order to house a collection of paintings there, which King William I transferred into state ownership. This collection laid the foundation for the art collection, which is now called the Royal Art Gallery. The collection is constantly growing, in 1822 it consisted of 200 paintings, and now it contains 800. The museum collection contains genuine masterpieces, mainly the Golden Age of Dutch painting, there are also several works by Hans Holbein the Younger. Here are exhibited works by Rembrandt, Pieter Bruegel, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter, Rubens.
Much attention in the museum is paid to the state of the paintings, a team of highly professional restorers works here, but the museum also invites experts from other museums or from abroad.
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