Fifteen years back
13 November 2014
Only four years after our move from Leiden to Amsterdam, on 13 November 1999, our museum received the Artifex award. This annual award is given to a museum or other cultural institution that has special merits in cultural tourism. The Amsterdam Pijpenkabinet museum got this award for its initiative of making a private collection into a museum. In particular the personal tours were appreciated by the jury: each visitor gets a personalized tour through the 'house of the collector'. Exactly fifteen years after the award ceremony, the museum still functions in the same way, although the numbers of visitors have increased considerably. One factor for this success is the name change into the more international Amsterdam Pipe Museum.