The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden has started renovating the museum.
The Princessehof celebrates its centenary anniversary at the end of 2017 with an entirely new presentation of the permanent collection on the first floor.
Director Kris Callens says about the new arrangement: ‘A strong easterly wind will soon blow on the first floor.
Visitors travel geographically and chronologically from Asia to the Netherlands, from a Chinese Ming vase to a ceramic object by Karel Appel.
The renovation consists of three phases: a new presentation of the permanent collection, a redesigned entrance to the ground floor and a new garden design.
They form the contours within which the almost invisible arrangement seems perfectly natural.’ One of the rooms on the ground floor is reserved for Frisian pottery.The Princessehof will unveil the new setup of the permanent collection, a large exhibition of contemporary ceramic installations from East and West, and two exhibitions with new works by artist Johan Tahon and designer Floris Wubben.Now in the Princessehof Although the permanent collection on the first floor will not be viewable until the end of the summer, these exhibitions are: .With this, the museum hopes to entice people to explore the entire museum.
The changes to the ground floor and the garden mean that the museum will be better able to compete as a venue for meetings and events.The museum recommends checking the website before coming by. The museum building also includes a 16th-century estate (), a 19th-century wine warehouse, the 17th-century horse-riding academy, the Stadhouderlijke Rijschool, and the building at 9 Grote Kerkstraat, which now houses the museum shop and the educational space.