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Museum De Lakenhal is currently undergoing a programme of renovation and expansion and will reopen in spring 2019. During this period of closure, collection highlights are travelling to a number of other museums, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem and the Hermitage in Amsterdam. This overview will tell you where you can now find your favourite works.

Museum De Lakenhal in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Museum De Lakenhal in the Hermitage, Amsterdam

The Hermitage in Amsterdam is currently displaying two pieces from Museum De Lakenhal’s collection:

Museum De Lakenhal in the Katwijks Museum

Toorop in Katwijk

Jan Toorop (1858–1928) is one of the most important Dutch painters from the period 1880-1910. Initially he worked in the Impressionist style, eventually developing through Pointillism into a Symbolist painter. Toorop was also active as a portrait painter and a designer of ceramics, commercial posters and book covers. Dutch Art Nouveau is often associated with his work. From 1890 to 1892 and 1899 to 1904, Jan Toorop lived in Katwijk aan Zee. His daughter Charley Toorop, later a famous artist herself, was born here in 1891. Two trees will be on show in Katwijks Museum until spring 2019.

Museum De Lakenhal in the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age

Rarely have more humorous paintings been produced than in the Dutch Golden Age. Naughty children, stupid peasants, foolish dandies and befuddled drunks, quack doctors, procuresses, lazy maids and lusty ladies – all figure in large numbers in Golden Age masterpieces. The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age presents the first ever overview of humour in seventeenth-century painting. This exhibition will run until 18 March 2018 in the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, and includes several highlights from Museum De Lakenhal’s collection:

Museum De Lakenhal in the Catherijneconvent, Utrecht

Religious art

Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht is the Dutch national museum for religious art, culture and history. The art and objects on display here tell stories of faith and worship in the Netherlands. Two paintings from Museum De Lakenhal have been temporarily added to the presentation:

Museum De Lakenhal in the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar

Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar is the city of Alkmaar’s memory bank and the starting point for anyone interested in discovering and experiencing the art and history of Alkmaar and its surrounding region. The museum showcases its high-quality collections of old and early-modern painting and applied art in a range of interactive displays - the 'Golden Age’, 'Victory!' and 'Portrait of Alkmaar' – which present and highlight the city’s illustrious history. There is also an innovative presentation of the museum’s fine collection of Bergen School painting. On display in Alkmaar, from Museum De Lakenhal’s collection, is Caesar van Everdingen’s monumental work Count William II of Holland granting the charter of 1255 to the Dyke Wardens of Rhineland.

Museum De Lakenhal in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

The Gemäldegalerie in Berlin is currently displaying the painting Regents of the Loridanshof in Leiden (1658) by Jacob Fransz. van der Merck.

Museum De Lakenhal in the National Gallery, London

The exhibition Monochrome - Painting in Black & White in the National Gallery explores the tradition of painting in black and white over 700 years, from its beginnings in the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and into the twenty-first century. Among the more than 50 works on display, painted on glass, vellum, ceramic, silk, wood, and canvas, is The Dutch Fleet sailing out from Vlieree on 9 June 1946, painted circa 1650 by Willem van de Velde the Elder, from the collection of Museum De Lakenhal. The exhibition will run until 18 February 2018. The painting will then travel on to the Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf to be part of the exhibition Black & White. Painting from Dürer to Eliasson (22 March to 15 July 2018).

HET UITZEILEN VAN DE HOLLANDSE VLOOT VAN DE VLIEREE OP 9 JUNI 1645, CA. 1650
HET UITZEILEN VAN DE HOLLANDSE VLOOT VAN DE VLIEREE OP 9 JUNI 1645, CA. 1650 WILLEM VAN DE VELDE DE OUDE