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September 2011

'A collection of collections'

From ethnographic objects from Indonesia and Brazil, via Chinese and Japanese porcelain to historical European glass. This autumn, the Rotterdam collector, physicist and globetrotter Dr. Elie van Rijckevorsel.

Elie van Rijckevorsel as forthcoming student (1862). Gemeentearchief Rotterdam GAR 42/205
Elie van Rijckevorsel as forthcoming student (1862). Gemeentearchief Rotterdam GAR 42/205

This autumn, the Rotterdam museum is all about Elie van Rijckevorsel (1845-1928). His collections of artistic and ethnographic objects will be exhibited. The exhibition also tells about his world travels, herbarium and life style. Read here what the Maritiem Museum, the Natuurhistorisch Museum, the Wereldmuseum and Museum Rotterdam exhibit on Van Rijckevorsel.

The exhibitions in the museums celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Erasmus Foundation, of which Dr. Elie van Rijckevorsel was the founder. A special anniversary book will be published and will be on sale from 22 September in the museum shop (€14.50).

Would you like to learn more about the exhibition? Read the interview with Alexandra Gaba-van Dongen, curator pre-industrial design.

The exhibition was also made possible by a generous contribution of the Erasmus Foundation.

You will be very welcome at the opening of the exhibition on Friday 23 September from 5 pm to 7.30 pm.

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