Press moulds now open visible
29 November 2021
Anyone who has searched for tools in our sub-collection will no doubt remember that all press moulds were presented in closed position. That had to do with the system of sorting, but for the visitors that was rather inconvenient. The order of these images has changed over the past two weeks, so that the first image now shows the press mould in open position. This makes it much easier to recognize a particular pipe shape. If you don't know the work behind the scenes of digitization, you won't realize that conversion was a manual job. It turned out to be more than forty hours of intensive work, but it is well worth the time investment. Look at the result via this link: https://pipemuseum.nl/en/open-mouldsPermalink
Magnificent Porcelain Publication
22 November 2021
In the Keramos series, a highly specialized German ceramics magazine, Walter Morgenroth published a double issue on the porcelain tobacco pipe. The 240-page monograph contains a consistent and well-documented story with beautiful colour illustrations of the most coveted porcelain pipes, namely those from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Would you like to know more about the deserving and exceptional research in this publication? Read the book review Don Duco made in the further reading section on our website.Permalink
As usual the collector's event
12 November 2021
It's back this weekend, the National Collectors' Fair in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, an event of international allure for years. This large collector's fair was skipped three times because of covid-19, but this time the activity will finally take place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November. Keep your fingers crossed for some beautiful finds!
NOTE: Latest news - on Friday evening, immediately after the build-up day of the fair, the event was cancelled over the weekend due to the tightened corona measures.
8 November 2021
What no one expected in these harsh times of Corona is that the Museum Night was overcrowded this time. From seven o'clock in the evening there was a line of visitors waiting along the Prinsengracht and in the hours until midnight we got more than 674 visitors! Evidently, everyone was looking forward to a good night out. It is a pity, of course, that our personal explanation cannot be so complete in such a huge crowd. Hopefully for many a first acquaintance with our unique collection that invites to come back again. And the fragrant tobacco with explanatory seasoning, that was certainly a success.Permalink
Museum night: museum of scents
5 November 2021
At the Amsterdam Pipe Museum, the upcoming Museum Night is all about smelling, not smoking. For the enthusiast, we have a range of aromatic tobaccos ready to smell the difference between the types of leaves and the region where they grow. The oral explanation of our tobacco expert also discusses the method of drying, preparation and the added flavourings. Come by tomorrow and experience more about the joys of pipe smoking, with an important role for the nose! As you understand, we cannot allow real pipe smoking.Permalink