Part 1 | Martine Gosselink
In this talk, Martine Gosselink unfolds two central themes of the Mauritshuis’ vision: Majestic and Human. The royal character of the buildings and exceptional collection of paintings in a welcoming domestic environment makes a visit to the Mauritshuis an experience that is as unique as the artwork themselves: a majestic experience.
Art often acts as a window to the past and invitation to enter other worlds. Do you ever recognise yourself in a painting? See or hear subjects that are relatable to your own experiences? See how paintings like Girl Eating Oysters by Jan Steen and Mother Combing Her Child's Hair, known as 'Hunting for Lice' by Gerard ter Borch offer starting points for conversations about the everyday and the human.
Part 2 | Sandra Verdel
Following a change in its mission statement, the Mauritshuis has renewed focus to unlocking its collection digitally. As a leading museum with regards to expertise on Dutch art in the time of Rembrandt and Vermeer, the Mauritshuis is a site of learning for visitors in the museum and audiences beyond. Sharing knowledge – in the belief of the museum – works both ways. As experts talk about their collection, the museum also invites visitors and digital viewers to share their opinions about what inspires them and communicate why a specific painting is so special.
In her talk, Sandra Verdel, Project Manager Digital Engagement for the Mauritshuis, speaks on the museum’s progress and plans to achieve these goals.