45 years of open museum
18 June 2020
Today it is forty-five years ago that our museum opened. Back then under the name Pijpenkamer Icon in the back of the gallery of the same name. On a much smaller scale than now in its own canal house, with the attention then still fully focused on the history of the clay pipe. It is an anniversary within an anniversary, which seems to characterize this year. After all, the collection has existed for 50 years, now 45 years as a public museum and also located on the Prinsengracht for another 25 years. Most surprising: because of Corona, 45 years after date, we have fewer visitors than then! Things can be strange in the world.