From Newsletter to Facebook
25 May 2015
For many years the Amsterdam Pipe Museum, earlier known as Pijpenkabinet, produced an electronic Newsletter that was sent to all our relations. After issue number 20 of October 2013 we decided to discontinue these Newsletters. In the meantime, since January 2013, a Facebook account was created that holds news and other items regarding the museum, hopefully on a more regular basis. Please visit that page and like us. More important is that our homepage on www.pipemuseum.nl, offers since recently next to a box with news items also an archive with older news. That archive makes it possible to look back at our activities.Permalink
Proud to announce ....
23 May 2015
In the "Museums in Amsterdam" section, the Amsterdam Pipe Museum has reached 15th out of 65 museums.
For those who have not yet been, it is time for your visit to the Amsterdam Pipe Museum!
Death anniversary Edward Bird
20 May 2015
Today we commemorate the death anniversary of Edward Bird, a pipe maker of English origin who made Amsterdam well-known as a pipe making city. He managed a large workshop for clay pipes where he produced in huge quantities for export, especially to the New Netherlands. His pipes with EB heel mark are still being found worldwide. His elbow-shaped pipe was particularly popular among the native Americans. Bird died on 20 May 1665, today exactly 350 years ago. The inventory drawn on his death shows how vast his production was. In his storage house he had packed 400.000 pipes for export. His son Evert Bird was meant to continue the successful firm but he failed. Our curator Don Duco wrote an extensive article on the life and work of this important Amsterdam pipe maker, to be found on our old website www.pijpenkabinet.nl > § 19 complete list of publications (Amsterdam, 2002).Permalink