8 April 2019
As a successor to the museum weekend, Dutch museums are now in the picture for a whole Museum Week from 8 to 14 April. The theme for the promotion of the museums is "discover our real gold". For that occasion the Amsterdam Pipe Museum shows real gold by means of three Japanese kiserus, recently bought in Tokyo. All these three pipes have a pipe bowl in gold or a massive gold mouthpiece. Items not only made as a status, but also because gold is compared to other metals, for smoking devices important being completely tasteless. Unfortunately, after the museum week these exquisite pipes disappeared again in the reserves, but many lucky visitors had the opportunity to see these during the Museum Week.