Our real gold
15 April 2015
The Dutch Museum Association is organizing the Museumweek. Formerly only a weekend, now a full week the museums are extra attractive with special exhibits and programs. With the common slogan "Our real gold" every participating museum can exhibit its own show piece. The Amsterdam Pipe Museum displays a pipe related to Emperor Napoleon. It is a valuable gift from the emperor to his general who conquered North-Italy, including Venice. The very luxurious meerschaum pipe is covered with a gilded silver helmet, with the four horses of the San Marco on top. In the museum the full story of this posh pipe will be told during the Museumweek.