Saturday 21 June 2014


Here's a fine example of how the BBC wastes licence-payers' money. It sent Will Gompertz and a video team to The Hague for a press preview of The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, a renovated and expanded 17th century Dutch palace which reopens on 28 June. And the rather silly video Will Gompertz made doesn't work (CLICK)! The good news is that Mauritshuis boasts a new website that allows you to explore high quality images of its collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings online. Sadly the website is tortuously slow (CLICK). Teething problems? Shown is Vermeer's brilliant Girl with a Pearl Earring (c.1665).


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