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FAA Newsletter VII


We are proud to announce the launch of our renewed and redesigned website!

After taking in feedback from our visitors, we have made improvements to our navigation and have added some great new features including:

  • New menu structure – We have updated our menu structure and navigation for easier usage. You will find all our news items archived by year and we will be posting news on the go from now on. Furthermore, all past and future exhibitions have been posted.
  • Ticker bar – at the bottom of the page, making it easier for you to access works from the collection. By moving the cursor from the middle to the left or to the right the ticker will move in the opposite.  As always, once you are on the page of the work you have chosen, please click the detail for a full screen view.
  • Zoom functionality – Using the newest in Google Maps technology, our new zoom functionality allows you to point your cursor at any spot on the full picture and scroll  or double click your mouse to zoom in or zoom out. Try it here!
  • New additions – we have added 9 paintings to the site for a total of 48 works published.

As always, we welcome your feedback and hope you will continue to provide with your valuable comments.


In a presentation in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Foundation Corboud in Cologne our Singing luteplayer by Hendrick ter Brugghen was hung opposite the WRM Bagpipe player in profile by the same artist.
Our ter Brugghen will hang there until the opening of our exhibition, “Rembrandt, ein Jugendtraum“. See the publication below taken from the WRM website:
Musikalische Bilderschau im Wallraf
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud: 17. Mai bis 6. Juli 2008

Das Wallraf veranstaltet ein „Konzert“ der besonderen Art: Unter dem Titel “Der Ton macht die Musik” treffen sich die Meisterwerke Dudelsackspieler und Lautenspieler von Hendrick ter Brugghen zu einem einmaligen Duett. Begleitet werden sie von einem „Orchester“ zahlreicher Musikanten aus der graphischen Sammlung des Wallraf. Künstler wie Jan von Ostade, Jacob Goltzius oder Cornelis van Dalen zeichneten die Vorlagen für die faszinierenden Stiche aus dem 16. und 17. Jahrhundert der Niederlande. Die musikalische Bilderschau gastiert bis zum 6. Juli im Graphischen Kabinett des Museums.

In der Wahl des Motivs war ter Brugghen wie seine Utrechter Malerkollegen inspiriert durch die Malerei Caravaggios. Die Caravaggisten hegten eine besondere Vorliebe für Pendants, also für Bildpaare, die sich ergänzen. Mit dem Dudelsackspieler und dem Lautenspieler bringt das Wallraf nun ein solch populäres Ensemble zusammen. Letzterer ist eine Leihgabe aus der hochkarätigen Sammlung Kremer und wird Teil der Ausstellung „Rembrandt, ein Jugendtraum“ sein, die das Wallraf vom 11. Juli bis 5. Oktober zeigt.


In only a few more days our exhibition:

Rembrandt, ein Jugendtraum

will open on Friday 11 July at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Foundation Corboud. For details click here.
As mentioned in our previous newsletter, concrete architectural associates have designed this exhibition for the Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud. Pictures and design drawings will be posted in the exhibition page of our site, after the opening.

We look forward to welcoming many of you there!


As of 11 July the new and fully updated catalogue of the Kremer Collection will be available at the museumshop in Cologne. Hardcover, 240 pages, describing 48 works in colour, the catalogue will cost Euros 38.


During the exhibition, the museumshop in Cologne will sell a limited range of Kremer Collection articles including postcards, passe-partouts, notebooks and matchboxes.


On Friday 4 April this year TROS television aired a programme called “TV SHOW Op Reis”. In it a profile of the Kremers lasting some 20 minutes was presented by Ivo Niehe, a well known program maker who has had his own shows on Dutch television for more than 20 years. The idea behind the tv show was to promote the exhibitions in Cologne, Kassel and Haarlem. The program was watched by approxiamtely 1.35 million people.