17 March 2011
The closing of the Niemeyer Tabacco Museum at Groningen at the beginning of this year resulted in a remarkable acquisition this month for the Pijpenkabinet. Before the auction houses in Amsterdam and Hilversum were putting the collection on sale the Dutch museums were offered to obtain objects from this remarkable collection. For our museum this resulted in the acquisition of a good four hundred objects of high quality. We especially chose pieces from the heart of the collection that had a link to the objects in our museum. In our next Newsletter that will appear in May we will discuss a series of objects from this collection, We will give you a taste beforehand: the picture of a particular Indian pipe with lizard of the Iroquois, one of the favorites of former curator Georg Brongers.