Rich in Groningen
Borgs and City Palaces, 1600-1800
Rich in Groningen, Borgs and City Palaces, 1600-1800
Prominent families in Groningen in the 17th and 18th century lived in borgs and city palaces. The inhabitants of these borgs, located outside of the city of Groningen, usually owned a spacious house in the city as well, whereas the rich citizens in town had country houses in Haren or in the ‘Veenkoloniën’ (located in the southeast of the province). Most of these houses are lost. Yet the luxuriance they once housed still speaks through the pictures, paintings, architectural fragments, household goods, and other peculiarities – made by artists, silversmiths, furniture makers, sawyers, and stained glass artists – that were on display in this exhibition.
Curator: Egge Knol