After a thorough renovation, the Groningen Museum will reopen its doors to the public on 19 December.
The 15-year-old museum was ready for a radical touchup due to the extensive number of visitors it drew in recent years. The floors, exterior and other parts of the museum were repaired during the renovation.
The exterior of the museum has undergone a true metamorphosis: the distinct golden plates will be cleaned and provided with a new shiny layer. The coloured tiles of the Mendini pavilion bleached by sunlight over the years are to be replaced by ceramic tiles produced by the Koninklijke Tichelaar from Makkum, and have also been designed by Italian architect Mendini.
On 19 December, the museum will reopen with the ‘Het onbekende Rusland. Oriëntalistische schilderkunst 1850-1920’ (Unknown Russia: Orientalist paintings from 1850-1920) exhibition.