The Rijksmuseum uses the Philips Wing to organise exhibitions both large and small, national and international.
16 June 2017 – 17 September 2017
In Small Wonders, the Rijksmuseum focuses for the first time on the art of carving miniatures with some sixty or so figurines, miniature altars, prayer nuts, monstrances, skulls and other memento mori boxwood pendants. These astonishingly finely carved luxury ‘toys for the soul’ feature the most ingenious religious scenes. Virtuoso ‘micro-carving’ on a minute scale sought the boundaries of the practicable.