Opening Philips Wing

New wing, new... A count down to November 1, the opening of the Philips Wing, the new exhibition wing of the Rijksmuseum. Throughout October we give you 1 reason per day why you should not miss this!

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Only 1 more day...

New wing, new wonders. Only 1 more day until the Philips Wing opens again. For everyone to see from tomorrow: Modern Times, the Breda Wall, Document 2014. And our brand new restaurant: RIJKS®.

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Only 2 more days…

New wing, new night. Only 2 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. And that 1st of November is Museum Night as well and the entire Rijksmuseum is transformed into a photo studio. More info: rijksmuseum.nl/museumnacht and buy your tickets here.

30-10 Grandview Motel, Raton, New Mexico, Steve Fitch, 1981

Only 3 more days…

New wing, new workshop. Only 3 more days until the Philips Wing opens again with Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century. The new wing is completely dedicated to photography. With - among many other things - photography workshops as ‘Maak een snapshot’.

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Only 4 more days…

New wing, new timeline. Only 4 more days until the Philips Wing opens again with Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century. This picture shows the timeline with the exhibition’s photographers.

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Only 5 more days…

New wing, new restaurant. Only 5 more days until the Philips Wing opens again with RIJKS®, the new restaurant of the Rijksmuseum. RIJKS® will be officially presented to the press today. Curious? Book now: Rijksrestaurant.nl

Only 6 more days…

New wing, new favourite. Only 6 more days until the Philips Wing opens again with Modern Times. This is Christian Borstlap's favourite exhibition photo. Borstlap: 'What is the relationship between these people? What did they see? And what did they speak about on the way back?’

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Only 7 more days…

New wing, new Museumnacht. Only 7 more days until the Philips Wing opens again with the Museumnacht (Museum Night), this year dedicated to photography. With - among many other things - photography workshops and the unique Tintype Studio.

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Only 8 more days...

New wing, new news. Only 8 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. Today is the press meeting where (almost) everything will be revealed. 8 more days and you can write your own review!

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Only 9 more days...

New wing, new creations. Only 9 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. No opportunity to visit Modern Times? Check out this inspiring Rijksstudio set by photography curator Mattie Boom.

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Only 10 more days...

New wing, new layout. Only 10 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. At this very moment we are working hard on the layout of the exhibition Modern Times. The faces of everyone involved convey: it will be more beautiful than we ever imagined. Curious as to how it has become? The Philips Wing opens from 1 November.

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Only 11 more days...

New wing, new perspective. Only 11 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. In the exhibition Modern Times, you can see this favorite of Jan de Bont: "Far ahead of his time. He forces the viewer to look differently at photography. The commonplace becomes something abstract. But first and foremost it is a beautiful picture, one I keep looking at. Time after time.”

21-10 View from Pont Transbordeur, Marseilles, László Moholy-Nagy, 1929

Only 12 more days...

New wing, new old love. Only 12 more days until the Philips Wing opens again with the photography exhibition ‘Modern Times’. Included in the exhibition is Eve Arnold’s portrait of Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits, in the year preceding her death. More about this extraordinary picture can be found in the new blog post by our colleague Hinde Haest.

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Only 13 more days...

New wing, new Museum Night. Only 13 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. And that 1st of November is Museum Night as well. View the new wing with a special program on the theme 'photography'. Note: Visitors of Museum Night require a ticket, buy your tickets here. In the picture: last years’ Museum Night.

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Only 14 more days...

New wing, new restaurant. Only 14 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. With a brand new restaurant, Rijks. If you hear a drumroll, you are correct: starting today you can book a table! Careful warning: it could be crowded. Book a table.

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Only 15 more days...

New wing, new lecture. Only 16 more days until the Philips Wing opens again with the inspiring photography exhibition ‘Modern Times’. On 16 November, Hinde Haest will give a lecture about the exhibition by presenting an overview of 20th century photography (in Dutch). Book now

17-10 Zissou taking off with his homemade glider, Jacques Henri Lartigue, 1910

Only 16 more days…

New wing, new stories. Only 16 more days until the Philips Wing opens again showcasing the exhibition 'Modern Times'. Martine Gosselink, Head of Department of History, "Modern Times also displays war photos, including this one of two soldiers at the Battle of Saipan in '44. On saturday, 18 October, we will go into wars at the Night of History. The theme Friend & Enemy is reflected in debates, interviews, battle songs and protest songs, from Christopher Clark to Karsu, from NATO to Stefan Hertmans." Buy your tickets here. (The language of The Night of History is Dutch).

16-10 American soldier during the Battle of Saipan during World War II, W. Eugene Smith, 1944

Only 17 more days…

New wing, old border. Only 17 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. Showcasing Document Nederland an annual exhibition featuring prominent Dutch photographers. This year it’s Hans van der Meer with Document Nederland 2014: Nederland – België.

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Only 18 more days…

New wing, old architect. Only 18 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. The wing was built at the beginning of the 20th century. It was designed by Pierre Cuypers, who also designed the main building. Here’s a picture of him sitting. But who is the man standing …?

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Only 19 more days…

New wing, new exhibition. Only 19 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. After the opening on November 1, ticket sales for Late Rembrandt, an astonishingly beautiful exhibition, will start immediately. So check out www.rijksmuseum.nl/rembrandt.

Only 20 more days…

New wing, new favourite. Only 20 more days until the Philips Wing opens again with the photography exhibition Modern Times. Curator Hans Rooseboom: "My favourite photo is 'Light Drawing’ by Herbert Matter. It is 71 years old, but could easily be part of a contemporary photography fair."

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Only 21 more days...

New wing, new light. Only 21 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. Displaying a new object of which we are very proud: a light object created by the internationally renowned Studio Drift. It’s called Shylight and it opens and closes just like plants do.

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Only 22 more days...

New wing, new old habit. Only 22 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. With no less than 13 new exhibition rooms. Free entrance for children aged 18 and under!

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Only 23 more days...

New wing, new friends. Only 23 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. Good news for everyone, but especially for our friends. Because they have free access to exhibitions, never have to stand in line and are the first to see Modern Times during Preview Week (25 to 31 October).

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Only 24 more days...

New wing, new fashion. Only 24 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. Showcasing the following brand new exhibition: Modern Times, photography in the 20th Century. You can see 400 of the finest photos from the little-known, but beautiful Rijksmuseum photo collection. This is a photo of George Hoyningen-Huene, showing new fashion of the summer of 1931.

foto2 Nathalie Paley, the second wife of the fashion designer Lucien Lelong (Madame Lucien Lelong), with a dress by Lucien Lelong and a hat of Mary Guy, George Hoyningen-Huene (Baron), 1931

Only 25 more days...

New wing, new lecture. Only 25 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. With the inspiring photography exhibition Modern Times. So we’d like to draw your attention to the Rijkscollege, a series of lectures on 20th-century photography (in Dutch only).

meisje Portrait of a Girl, Dorothea Lange, 1940

Only 26 more days...

New wing, new old wall. Only 26 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. Containing the so-called ‘Breda Wall’, a part of ‘the first Renaissance palace north of the Alps.’ After this palace in Breda was partially demolished, Cuypers himself transported this piece to the Rijksmuseum. The Breda wall can be viewed in the wonderful 'small’ atrium in the Philips Wing.

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Only 27 more days...

New wing, new video. Only 27 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. A separate wing containing a lot of space for wonderful exhibitions and a quite good restaurant we think. This is a real hyperlapse of the new wing. It’s still work in progress.

Only 28 more days...

New wing, new course for children. Only 28 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. Showcasing the following brand new exhibition: Modern Times, photography in the 20th Century. Therefore we like to inform you about our new course experimental photography for children.

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Only 29 more days...

New wing, new old paint. Only 29 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. Here you can admire a special masterpiece from our collection: the 17th Chinese lacquer cabinet! The restoration took a long time. This object came from the palace of the Frisian governors in Leeuwarden.

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Only 30 more days...

New wing, new restaurant. Only 30 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. It includes... a brand new restaurant. A reliable source has informed us that the cooking is insanely delicious. The picture shows our brand new chef, Joris Bijdendijk. Welcome, Joris.

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Only 31 more days...

New wing, new exhibition. Only 31 more days until the Philips Wing opens again. Showcasing the following brand new exhibition: Modern Times, photography in the 20th Century. You can see 400 of the finest photos from the as yet unknown, but beautiful Rijksmuseum photo collection. You spotted it immediately; this is one by John Gutmann.

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