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Images of Erasmus 2008
Images of Erasmus 2008

The exhibition

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466-1536) was celebrated throughout Europe in his own lifetime. Now, some 150 extraordinary works of art have been brought together from all over the world in a major cultural and historical exhibition. Some of them have never been seen in the Netherlands before. They provide a picture of Erasmusís importance and the influence his writings had on society and the arts. READ ON...



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Design and architecture

The exhibition Images of Erasmus takes you on a journey into the world of the famous humanist scholar. You will examine his ideas, arranged into five themes, through the eyes of artists of his time. Krijn de Koning and Tessa van der Waals have joined forces to give form to this exhibitionís complex concept. READ ON...

Model exhibition design by Krijn de Koning
Model exhibition design by Krijn de Koning


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Has the museum discovered a Holbein?

Researchers agree that the discovery is of an exceptionally high quality and that it was made during Erasmusí lifetime. The painting clearly stems from the hand of a great master. Experts think that the portrait originates from the circle of Hans Holbein the Younger or that it may have been painted by Holbein himself. READ ON...

Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus, c. 1530, panel 35,4x26,5 cm. Zurich, private collection
Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus, c. 1530, panel 35,4x26,5 cm. Zurich, private collection


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Prepublication catalogue

Exclusively for our Newsletter readers, here is a prepublication of the catalogue accompanying Images of Erasmus. Two fragments from chapter I by curator of the exhibition Dr. Peter van der Coelen throw light on the portraits of Erasmus. READ ON...

Cover catalogue
Cover catalogue


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Erasmus in ten points

Erasmus as humanist, reformer, pacifist, educator, philosopher, theologist, man of letters - by scholar Hans Trapman. READ ON...

Jan van Scorel, Portrait of a young scholar, 1531. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Jan van Scorel, Portrait of a young scholar, 1531. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen


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Exhibitions

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has much more to see and experience, and will be offering a wide range of exhibitions in the autumn and throughout 2009. READ ON...

Shirana Shahbazi, Stilleben 26
Shirana Shahbazi, Stilleben 26


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125 favourites

More than thirty Dutch museums have collaborated to stage a one-off exhibition in the Van Gogh Museum showcasing a selection of the best works of art the Rembrandt Society helped them to acquire. READ ON...

Claes Oldenburg (Stockholm 1929), Meats, 1964, painted plaster, marble, earthenware, ceramic, 103 x 106 x 57 cm, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Claes Oldenburg (Stockholm 1929), Meats, 1964, painted plaster, marble, earthenware, ceramic, 103 x 106 x 57 cm, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen


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