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First Masterly The Hague

a huge success!

‘A completely new experience.’
‘Stylish, beautiful, exciting.’
‘This is the festival The Hague needs.’

Just some of the enthusiastic reactions confided to initiators Uniquole and Hoogsteder Museum Foundation by visitors to the crowded Masterly The Hague festival.


Presenting contemporary designs alongside historical paintings turned out to be a huge hit. Hip fashionistas, posh Hague residents, young parents with their progeny and students all came to feast their eyes in the three urban palaces on Lange Vijverberg these last four days. In the magnificently styled theme rooms, sixty designers told about their new creations full of passion and inspired by their muse. Rembrandt, Ruysdael, Amalia van Solms, Anna Paulowna and many other royals and Old Masters have never been so successfully brought to life.

Festival extension to three additional locations

Masterly The Hague presented an innovative crossover which appealed to the imagination of both art and design aficionados. A second festival in 2019 looks inevitable. An extension to include three new locations in The Hague’s museum quarter is on the cards.

Masterly The Hague is a new annual festival open to the public. Historical paintings are shown alongside works made specially for the festival by contemporary designers, artists and photographers.

With thanks to the city of The Hague, ABN AMRO, Prins Bernard Cultural Fund, NBTC Holland Marketing, Fonds 1818, Binnenstad Den Haag and Residentie in Bedrijf.

1 – 2018 MASTERLY THE HAGUE – Festival of Old Master Paintings and Dutch Design – Photo by Nicole Marnati – Bridal Collection Viktor & Rolf with Dutch Master muse Van Mierevelt

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