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150 Years of the Groninger Museum

150 Years of the Groninger Museum
150 Years of the Groninger Museum

Behind the scenes

What steps are required to set up an exhibition? In the exhibition150 Years of the Groninger Museum – Behind the Scenes you'll get a look at these and other activities that go on behind closed doors. Discover this show and more during the Groninger Museum’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

150 Years ago

he Groninger Museum was born a century and a half ago in a small room in Groningen’s provincial government building. At that point it was simply a cabinet of curiosities. In 1894, it moved to Praediniussingel and became the Groninger Museum van Provinciale Oudheden (Groningen Museum of Provincial Antiquities). Today, visitors to central Groningen can’t miss the current building, a striking, colourful structure that rises up out of the water. Designed by Alessandro Mendini, it has housed the Groninger Museum since 1994. The collection has long since outgrown that small room and now contains more than 60,000 objects. More than 200,000 people visit the museum every year.

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