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Last chance ‘The Road to Van Eyck’
5 February 2013

Last chance 'The Road to Van Eyck'

The exhibition ‘The Road to Van Eyck’ is set to close on 10 February. This gives you just a few days to visit this unique presentation.

Photo: Tot en met ontwerpen
Photo: Tot en met ontwerpen

The successful ‘The Road to Van Eyck’ exhibition will soon be drawing to a close. The museum can look back on a period when it has attracted plenty of attention from Dutch and international media, a potential acquisition campaign and plenty of visitors around the medieval artist Jan van Eyck and his sources of inspiration.

100,000th visitor
On 10 January, precisely a month before the end of the exhibition, the museum welcomed the 100,000th visitor to ‘The Road to Van Eyck’. Since the middle of October the show has attracted an average of 1,300 people a day from the Netherlands and abroad. The counter currently stands at no fewer than 129.000 visitors. The exhibition was made possible thanks to the enthusiastic and generous support of the following funds, businesses and private individuals: Turing Foundation, Robeco, BankGiro Loterij, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, SNS REAAL Fonds, VSBfonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (thanks, in part, to the Breeman Talle Fonds), Aon Artscope, Unilever, Nedspice, Ploum Lodder Princen, Shell, Blockbusterfonds and the ‘Van Eyck Circle’. We are, of course, deeply indebted to the various lenders of exceptional works of art.

Symposium 'The road to Van Eyck'
On 10 February there will be a special symposium devoted to the recentlydiscovered drawing attributed to the studio of Van Eyck. Speakers from the Netherlands and abroad will share their insights into the drawing. Issues to be discussed include the attribution, the dating and the relationship to the painting in New York, plus the results of recently conducted scientific research into the materials. The symposium will be conducted in English. More information and reservation on the website

Evening opening hours
Extra evening opening hours are planned for the final weekend of this exhibition. On Friday, 8 February the museum will be open from 20:00 to 22:00, when admission to the museum is free, though a surcharge of €4.00 still applies for a visit to ‘The Road to Van Eyck’. This special evening opening coincides with the vernissage of the installation by Tanja Smeets.

N.B. The museum is closed from 17:00 to 20:00!

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