Guided tour: Unique Vermeer exhibition. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, from February 10 – to June 4, 2023. Unlimited entry.
This is a unique proposition by one of the world’s foremost Vermeer specialists.
Yes, I can receive you at my Amsterdam home for a small-group introduction to Vermeer and his wonderful paintings. You may take this lecture before or after visiting the museum.
Must start with bad news: On-site guiding in that exhibition will NOT be allowed by the Rijksmuseum since most Vermeer paintings are rather small and throngs of dozens of viewers thronging in front of these small paintings are not a great idea. Actually, nobody will be allowed to guide there.
However: an alternative is available to you: AtHome with a noted Vermeer superspecialist. Unique proposition.
Your best chance is an At Home lecture on Vermeer with a specialist who studied Vermeer for 40 years. University level lectures with books and posters as visual material. (No slide show!)
For the last 40 years I have been the most active Vermeer specialist in Holland, an enthused private “professore”, publishing widely online, teaching and guiding my private clients in museums like Mauritshuis, Rijksmuseum, Louvre in Paris, The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. For decades, I also have been part of the academic group called Golden Age (Early Modern Dutch studies) in which University professors meet to discuss that period in-depth.
On this web site Johannesvermeer.info are countless gems such as the clickable Digital Vermeer House and the Digital Flight over Delft 1660 (see under Author and Publications).
If you have not bought the Vermeer tickets then I have just found out the ideal plan here:
and book friendship for 1 person E 50 per year
or 2 persons together E 75 per year. This will get you unlimited entry into the Rijksmuseum and Vermeer exhibition without having to book a day or time block. By email you will receive a voucher giving you unlimited entry.
So I am your ‘Professore’ for deep background talks! My Plan B is this : At my own Amsterdam home, I can receive up to five private clients (including you) for sharing my Vermeer expertise – growing since 1975 – and show my well stocked book case, with art books and large reproductions. That way, at my home, we can go in-depth with you in a quiet, concentrated private environment, discussing those subjects which truly interest you. PhD level knowledge, see full publication list.
You may choose to visit me either before your museum visit to the Vermeer show – or after your visit to the Vermeer show. Typically my at home session will be 1 to 2 hours in duration. At cost.
And I can also give you a walking tour of the inner city of Delft. We can go there together by train with a 40% rebate – or in your car.
Expertly knowledgeable: A complete English language book manuscript for my Vermeer book is ready and can be seen here. Which publisher will take this chance ? Forty years of expertise and archival work is presented in this unpublished book.
Appointments for my At Home sessions and Delft walks preferably by email, to email@example.com or by telephone, during my daytime hours, at 0031-62-868-9975. Please note: Allergy warning, two nice cats also live here.