Museum week: Our real gold
17 April 2016
Last year the traditional Museumweekend was changed into a Museumweek. This year we participate in this successful event with a 7 days opening, highlighting a spectacular pipe - a recent acquisition. For this week only we exhibit a grand French meerschaum pipe: the tobacco pipe that was presented by the French King Louis Philippe to one of his army officers. The elaborate silver lid supports a canon an two piles of bullets. If you press a small knob on the lid, a second, hidden lid appears with a portrait medal of the king himself. On view till Sunday April 24.