First acquisition in 2013
31 January 2013
The defeat of Napoleon and the dramatic retreat of his troops from Russia inspired many artists. Even for pipe designs the topic Napoleon was inspirational for many decades. This acquisition, bought in an antique shop in Prague, is a fine example of Napoleana. This first acquisition of the year 2013 was inscribed as collection number APM. 21.400.Permalink
Plaster designs of the Royal Goedewaagen
18 January 2013
The Pijpenkabinet pays much attention to digitizing the collection. This week a new group was published on-line, a part of the collection that draws little public attention: plaster designs for pipes made in the 20th century. These proof copies of pipe bowls are made out of plaster of Paris and were used in the pipe industry to cast the plaster pipe moulds. In fact they are the original design for that particular pipe shape.
The Pijpenkabinet has taken over many of these pipe designs when the historical material from the Royal Goedewaagen Pipe Works was transferred to our museum. They have historical importance, since these life-size designs bear the original mould numbers. Besides it is possible to date the design by its original cast. The complete collection of plaster pipe designs can be seen on www.pipemuseum.nl.
4 January 2013
On January 1st 2013 Patricia Olsthoorn will be appointed director of the Pijpenkabinet. She started already in the Fall of 2012 as a volunteer in preparing her job with a marketing survey for the museum. She will work on the museum's external presentation. Patricia has a long standing experience in the museum profession. She has worked at the Hague Historical Museum and Gouda Museum as curator of the collections and on special projects. Over the last years she followed a study in cultural entrepreneurship at Erasmus University Rotterdam. With her wide experience and marketing focus she will give our specialized museum a public friendly image.Permalink