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Audio guides accessible to the hard of hearing

Escher in The Palace has had its audio tours for visitors made accessible to the hard of hearing. A specially developed technology was used to this end. The launch has been held on 3 March to commemorate World Hearing Day.

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Margriet Schavemaker appointed as new director

Margriet Schavemaker will take up the post of general director of the Kunstmuseum Den Haag, the Fotomuseum Den Haag, KM21 and Escher in The Palace from 1 June 2024.

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Museum Night Kids 2024

At night, when it is dark outside, the doors of museums in The Hague open especially for young cultural night owls. On Saturday 16 March between 5pm and 9pm, there will be a special programme full of cool activities on the theme of 'Time Travel'. With one ticket, you can visit the most beautiful cultural locations in The Hague and Voorburg. Of course Escher in The Palace will participate again!

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Museum Night 2023

Of course, Escher in The Palace will again participate in Museumnight The Hague. We have put together a great programme that allows you to be amazed, but also to get actively involved. Discover all the highlights here. Of course, this evening you can also enjoy the beautiful prints of M.C. Escher. Will we see you there?

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Installations by Susanna Inglada

The exhibition 'The Man Who Discovered Escher: Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita' does not only feature graphic art by M.C. Escher and De Mesquita, it also features artworks by Spanish artist Susanna Inglada (1983). Inglada’s large-scale, theatrical installations made with wood and paper aim to confront the viewer with the emotions imbued in the artwork.

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Rembrandt back in The Hague

This week, a long-concealed self-portrait of Rembrandt is set to return to The Hague. From Tuesday 29 November onwards, it will be on display in Escher in The Palace, which was home to it from 1850 to 1894, when the palace belonged successively to Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands and his sister Great Duchess Sophie. The painting has not been seen in the Netherlands since 1898 – for nearly 125 years – and has not even been on public display since 1967.

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The Man Who Discovered Escher: Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita

In 2023 it will be 125 years since Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) was born. Escher is a celebrated artist, but this would not have been the case had it not been for his mentor and good friend Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (1868-1944). From next February, the striking work of De Mesquita will hang alongside that of his most famous pupil at Escher in The Palace.

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Escher in The Palace celebrates 20th anniversary

Twenty years ago, on 16 November 2002, Escher in The Palace was opened by Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende. Over the past two decades, the museum has grown into a visitor magnet where anyone can enjoy the world-famous graphic artist M.C. Escher all year round. Over the course of that period, Escher in The Palace has become the place where you can learn and see all about Escher's life and work all year round. In addition, during the past couple of decades, Escher in The Palace has always paid attention to the history of Lange Voorhout Palace, the former winter palace of Queen Emma, the Queen Mother.

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Museumnight The Hague

Of course, Escher in The Palace will again participate in Museumnight The Hague. We have put together a great programme that allows you to be amazed, but also to get actively involved. Discover all the highlights here.

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Hans van Bentem, SELF-PORTRAITS

During Art The Hague Escher in the Palace is showing two sculptures by Hans van Bentem, an artist who is inextricably linked to the museum. Since it opened, its rooms have been graced by his huge chandeliers in a whole range of forms, including a skull, a bomb and a spider. The glittering crystal enhances the majestic feel of the palace, and lightheartedly reflect the fantasy element in the work of Escher.

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