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Princess Beatrix and Queen Sonja of Norway to open 'Munch : Van Gogh' exhibition in Amsterdam

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway will open the exhibition Munch : Van Gogh in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, on the afternoon of Wednesday 23 September.

As part of the Van Gogh Year 2015, marking the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death, the Van Gogh Museum is organising the Munch : Van Gogh exhibition. According to the museum Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and Edvard Munch (1863-1944) are both known for their emotionally charged work, their innovative style and their troubled lives. The artists are often compared to each other, and this exhibition is the first opportunity in the Netherlands to see their work displayed side by side. The exhibition will feature over 100 works of art, including iconic masterpieces and rarely loaned paintings such as The Scream, The Sick Child, Madonna, Patience Escalier and The Bridge at Trinquetaille.

The Van Gogh Museum will open its new entrance hall on 4 September. Munch : Van Gogh will be the first show in the exhibition wing after the wing reopens. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Munch Museum in Oslo. It is on view at the Munch Museum in Oslo over the summer and will be at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam from 25 September until 17 January 2016.

Note to editors (not for publication)

Time of arrival of the Princess and Queen: 13:55
Location: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Accreditation must be applied for, by email, no later than Monday 21 September at 12:00. Please contact the Van Gogh Museum at fluyt@vangoghmuseum.nl, stating your name, job title, telephone number, and the name and address of your media company.

More information:
Van Gogh Museum
Head of Communications, Janine Fluyt
Tel. (0031)20-570 5221
Mob: (0031)6-21817065
Email: fluyt@vangoghmuseum.nl



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