Category The Underground

10 things about Escher you probably didn’t know

In December 2014, I interviewed Micky Piller, the curator of Den Haag museum Escher in Het Paleis for an article in The Underground. During our talk, she shared some wonderful nuggets of information about the museum and the artist. While most of this is matter of public knowledge, they’re still fun facts to chronicle for anyone […]

MUSEUMS UNDERGROUND III: Het Prinsenhof, Delft

Museums are protectors of the past. But some, like Museum Het Prinsenhof in Delft, have also been witness to it. Set in a 15th century building, the museum traces its roots through some of the most important periods of Dutch history. A heritage that makes its maintenance daunting and expensive. “The building is an important […]

MUSEUMS UNDERGROUND II: Gemeente Museum, Den Haag

Hundreds of headless human forms stood inside the room. Tall and svelte, stocky and big, waists cinched in, some legless and some just torsos without any limbs. Chopped heads were kept on a shelf in the corner. Further inside, two women were dressing up another body. The dress looked familiar – it was the pink […]

Museums Underground I: Historisch Museum, Den Haag

The best stories often unfold behind the scenes. Even at a deceptively simple art exhibition. In this series – Museums Underground – we talk to some of the top museums in the Netherlands for a sneak peek at what goes on before big opening nights. Our journey begins with the the Historical Museum of The Hague […]