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Exhibition archive

A selection from the exhibitions that have been on view at Escher in The Palace since its opening in 2002.
3 July to 28 August 2016

Escher by the seaside

In the summer of 2016, Escher in The Palace showed how Escher spent his holidays. His whole life Maurits Cornelis Escher enjoyed the seaside. A selection of Escher's own photos were shown in the Ballroom. Bathing costumes from the 1920s and 1930s from the collection of Kunstmuseum Den Haag (formerly: Gemeentemuseum Den Haag) were also displayed. As icing on the cake, it was possible to photograph yourself in old-fashioned beachwear.
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12 July to 3 November 2013

Escher & Treasures from the Islam

For the first time two Dutch museums with totally different backgrounds organised a common exhibition in which a comparison between Islamic art and the work of MC Escher was central: Escher & Treasures from Islam in The Hague and Escher meets Islamic Art in Amsterdam.

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26 May to 1 December 2011

Emma: Savior of Orange

Escher in The Palace is housed in the former winter palace of Queen Mother Emma. In Emma: Savior of Orange, a photo exhibition from her time in The Hague could be seen. In 1878, King Willem III married Adelheid Emma Wilhelmina Theresia, Princess of Waldeck − Pyrmont, 41 years younger. She was 20 years old at the time.
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17 September to 12 October 2008

State hats at Escher in The Palace

In 2008, Escher in The Palace was the first to exhibit the hats that were worn that year during Prinsjedag (Prince's Day). All female ministers and state secretaries and many members of the Senate and House of Representatives lent their hats for this exhibition in the Ballroom.
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15 June to 2 September 2007

Down Under

In the summer of 2007, Escher in The Palace was the guest location for the sculpture exhibition The Hague Sculpture. That year, the exhibition was focused on Australia, Down Under. The palace exhibited work by Australian artists Ron Mueck, Natascha Johns-Messenger and Ah Xian.
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