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The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art

The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the grand European museums. Home to many of the Dutch masters (Rembrandt’s Night Watch, which seems to glow from its center, and Vermeer’s Milkmaid, to name just a few), the museum is located on the city’s Museumplein, surrounded by the smaller Vincent Van Gogh museum and modern Stedelijk. All those masterpieces are now available for close-up view online at the Rijksmuseum’s digitized collection. Users can explore the entire collection, which is handily sorted by artist, subject, style and even by events in Dutch history. The new digital archive has all the same great learning potential as any other online collection. It’s searchable, as is the museum’s library. But the Dutch are a whimsical people, so it seems right that, in digitizing its collection, the museum went a step further than further. By visiting the museum’s Rijksstudio, art lovers can create their own “sets” of Rijksmuseum works. Related Content: Rembrandt’s Facebook Timeline

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