Tall and small and XXSmall...
...big exhibitions of the miniature world!
Remember this kitchen I made about a year ago? I am pleased to say it is now in an exhibition at the Museum Bredius in The Hague. The exhibition is called 'Tall and small' and shows a large collection of miniature silver, mostly from the 17th and 18th century.
It is the first time Dutch antique miniature silver is exhibited alongside some of its full sized examples. The exhibition shows hundreds of miniatures from the collections of the Museum Bredius and the The Hague antiques and jewelry dealer A.Aardewerk, supplemented with pieces on loan from international private collections.
For those of you who read Dutch, here is a link to a nice article in the paper De Telegraaf .
The exhibition can be seen until January 15, 2012.
Meanwhile at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (Municipal Museum of The Hague) there is another miniatures exhibition. This exhibition is called XXSmall and 'offers a model world of the past and present that will enthral visitors of all ages' as it says on the museum's website. The items on display will not only be Dutch, but from many other countries as well. You can read all about it here.
The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag houses the beautiful Sara Rothé dolls house, which dates from around 1745. This is one of the photos I shot of the dolls house interior when I visited the museum in June. (Bottom left room in the dolls house). The chest of drawers holds many silver items, a must in an 18th century dolls house!
The museums website says: 'Silver miniatures will be a specific focus of this exhibition, with a literally dazzling display occupying a dedicated gallery and a separate publication being issued on the subject.'
The exhibition can be visited until March 25,2012.
I certainly will be visiting both exhibitions!