The Largest Museum in the Netherlands opened in Utrecht
The Largest Museum of the Netherlands, a collection of thirty churches and synagogues, on Thursday cultuurminister Jet Bussemaker opened. The religious buildings are united by the museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht.
The idea behind the project is that people are on holiday abroad beautiful churches to visit, but that in their own country can not or hardly do.
“And that while the Dutch churches of the most beautiful works of art are home made by the best artists and included in the majestic scenery. With each other forms our churches is the Largest Museum of the Netherlands”, said the initiators.
The participating churches and synagogues are further in Utrecht, Oudenbosch, the netherlands, Maastricht, the netherlands, Pieterburen, midwolde coupled, Krewerd, Gouda, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Enschede and Breda.
“The hidden topkunst of the Netherlands is made accessible for everyone, especially for those who are usually not in a church”, say the organisers. The visitors get there by means of an audio tour a lot of information, because “many people lack the knowledge to understand what there is to see.”
In 2016 published the Catharijneconvent Museum the book of church interiors in the Netherlands, in which one hundred and distinctive church interiors are illuminated. This book was the occasion for the Largest Museum.