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Rembrandt’s Room

Welcome to Rembrandt’s Room!

Rembrandt had a room where he kept his collection of books, old master prints and “antiquities and curios”. In a similar vein, this blog collects news and stories about mysteries, discoveries and more in art and history. The focus, by no means exclusively, will be on art and history of the low countries. I aim to discuss topics academically but in an accessible manner and to highlight the less obvious and the less well known. Again I take my lead from Rembrandt whose art collection consisted mostly of works by artists of the past among which works by artists who even in Rembrandt’s own time had become obscure.

I hope you will enjoy your visit. You are most welcome to linger and comment.

Maaike Dirkx

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I studied history of art and English literature and linguistics at Nijmegen and Oxford Universities and developed a passion for unearthing the unusual and for unravelling mysteries in art and history which I love to share. I published articles in the ArtWatch Journal, on the ArtWatch UK website and contributed to the Dutch history magazine Spiegel Historiael. Columnist at Kunstschrift, Dutch art history magazine.

 email: rembrandtsroom@mail.com

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