Retrospect exhibition House of Orange
18 June 2022
Today it is exactly thirty years ago that the exhibition “I smoke Orange” opened in National Museum Palace Het Loo. This happened simultaneously with the publication of the book The Tobacco Pipe as Orange Propaganda. It was the start of a successful tour along four Dutch, a Belgian and a German museum. Amazing as it sounds, that was also the last time the Dutch clay pipe was in the spotlight so widely. More than 80,000 visitors passed through Museum Het Loo alone. The exhibitions are over, but the book on the timeless subject of the House of Orange has always remained a bestseller and is still available.