THE HAGUE.- Kunstmuseum Den Haag
will be open to the public again from Monday 1 June. Ahead of the reopening the museum is working hard behind the scenes to ensure that it will be able to comply with the social distancing rules of the 1.5-metre society. Visitors to the museum will for example be able to choose from two routes which, despite being one-way, will preserve the feeling of wandering through the building as Berlage intended. Halfway through there will be an opportunity to rest and reflect on the art in the Garden Gallery, and perhaps enjoy some refreshments.
The 'Mondrian route' will feature pioneers and adventurers, and encompasses four exhibitions: A.R. Penck - How It Works, Navid Nuur - I Am Because of You, Mondrian & De Stijl and Lucassen.
The 'Berlage route will showcase the pride of Kunstmuseum Den Haag and the Netherlands in the following exhibitions: Breitners v. Israels, Discover the Modern, Royal Blue and Delftware WonderWare.
One of the conditions the government has introduced for reopening the museums is that visitors must pre-purchase an online ticket for a particular time slot. The museum has therefore set up a new ticketing system which should be online in the week of 25 May.
This overview presents a new look at the exhibitions programme after 1 June 2020, as well as taking a cautious look ahead to next year. The museum is still working out the exhibition schedule. Kunstmuseum Den Haag operates within a large international network of museums and leading lenders from all over the world, and is therefore dependent on many factors. As a result, the schedule for 2020-2021 has not been fully finalised. It also means that works being provided on loan for planned exhibitions might not arrive on time, while others will not be available after all. Given the extraordinary circumstances, the museum has in some cases decided to open the exhibition nevertheless. This applies, for example, to Royal Blue and Navid Nuur. The museum expects the missing items from other institutions and collectors to arrive sometime during the run of the exhibitions. Royal Blue will therefore be partially closed on a number of occasions so that the works can be installed.