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Van Ruisdael tot Frytom

November 8th 2022 until the 15th of March 2023

Never shown together before: works by the 17th-century Dutch landscape painters Van Ruisdael and Van Frytom on canvas and pottery. Van Frytom also painted on canvas, but could Van Ruisdael have done this on pottery as well? Is it 17th-century craftsmanship or art?

The composition of the exhibited pieces is unique and comes to Delft from (inter)national private collectors and museums for an exclusive period from 8 Nov 2022 to 15 March 2023.


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Van Ruisdael tot Frytom

Coming soon

Below you will find an overview of exhibitions that will take place in the Royal Delft Museum.

Past exhibitions

Below you will find an overview of exhibitions that have taken place in the Royal Delft Museum.

Schiffmacher Royal Blue Tattoo

28 November 2019 – 31 October 2020

Ink connects. This is a layered, deeply rooted and respectful ode to Delft Blue and the art of tattooing. A unique collaboration between two traditional crafts from an old world, brought across the seas from the east, and rich in culture, tradition and symbolism. Art forms that are applied only once by hand, with needle in the skin or with paintbrush on the baked clay.  Schiffmacher Royal Blue Tattoo is a story about faith, hope and love. Composed of exclusively designed hand painted objects. Designed by Henk Schiffmacher and supplemented by items and stories from his extensive collection.

Glorious Delft Blue

18th of January until the 30th of June 2019

With impressive portraits, fascinating still lifes and stylish showpieces, the Golden Age was unique. Royal Delft, as the only original 17th-century Delft pottery factory in Delft, has been making stylish and iconic Delft Blue since the Golden Age. With the Glorious Delft Blue exhibition, Royal Delft presents the Delft Blue glory and the grandeur of this period in all its splendor. In five themes – trade & new tastes, interior, tulip mania, portraits and fashion – the relationship is made with showing off in the Golden Age and contemporary showpieces and trends.

Proud Mary © Marie Cecile Thijs, 2019

Nouveau Blue

March 28 until 30 September 2018

The current Delft Blue started at Royal Delft. Without the entrepreneurship of Geertruida Piccardt, the innovation of Joost Thooft and Abel Labouchère, the color blue of Royal Delft would never have been as iconic as it is today. These stories were told in the exhibition Nouveau Blue: from vision to realization.