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Sunday with Rembrandt

Sunday February 18th I will give a presentation in Centraal Museum in Utrecht about Rietveld's 'Tomado' chair for special guests of Rembrandt Foundation which supported the acquisition of this important prototype chair. www.verenigingrembrandt.nl

Mesdag & Japan

Dutch 19th century painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag was an avid collector of Japanese decorative arts, but also of the Eastern-inspired ceramics produced by the Rozenburg factory in The Hague. I acted as an intermediary for a special loan from a private collection: a unique Rozenburg eggshell porcelain jar shaped as an incense burner. www.demesdagcollectie.nl

TEFAF

Saturday March 10th I will give a presentation at TEFAF for special guests of BMW, sponsor of what is still considered to be the most prestigious art fair in the world. www.tefaf.com, www.bmw.nl

Tussen Kunst & Kitsch
(photograph: AVROTROS)

The new series of AVROTROS’ Tussen Kunst & Kitsch has started, filled with extraordinary objects and amusing stories. New recordings for the 2018 fall season are scheduled as well: you will find the team of experts in a.o. Valkhof museum Nijmegen, Gallo-Roman museum in Tongeren Belgium, Frans Hals museum Haarlem and Dordrechts museum. I can’t wait to see what we will find this time! www.avrotros.nl/tussenkunstenkitsch/

Change of address(Photo: Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam)

Rob Driessen and Waardewerk Partnership have moved! Our new location is the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium, a historical landmark designed by Jan Wils for the 1928 Olympic games. This iconic building fits in perfectly with my specialism of 20th century applied arts & design. Waardewerk feels right at home as well, since in this partnership Erik Paol and I focus on appraisals and advice in the field of art and cultural heritage.
Rob Driessen & Maatschap Waardewerk
Olympisch Stadion 24-28
1076 DE Amsterdam