A Museological Dilemma. The New Van Abbemuseum
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A Museological Dilemma. The New Van Abbemuseum

(Din Pieters) The Low Countries - 2004, № 12, pp. 164-170

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The normally rather reserved world of Dutch art critics was frankly enthusiastic and full of praise on the occasion of the opening of the new Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven in January 2003. It even received the accolade of being called ‘the finest museum in the Netherlands'. Van Abbe ranks as one of the most important museums in the Netherlands for 20th-century art, and now also for that of the 21st century. Yet it also faces the diabolical dilemma which museum directors find themselves in: how to attract more visitors without watering down the artistic content.

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