The Bredius Museum

Abraham Bredius became known mainly as a Rembrandt expert, a collector, director of the Royal Picture Gallery “Mauritshuis” in The Hague and as a scientific investigator of historical archives. As no education facilities in this field were available in the Netherlands until 1907, Bredius acquired his knowledge by reading a few handbooks and by travelling around and visiting collections. In 1880 Bredius’ museum career began. This career should result in a splendid collection, which he bequeathed to the Mauritshuis and the city of The Hague. In 1990, the Bredius Museum was opened to the public. The fine collection of Dutch, Flemish and other European paintings and drawings is complemented by a splendid collection of porcelain and silver. The restoration of the painting “The Wedding Night of Tobias and Sarah” from Jan Steen, carried out by the museum, reads as a detective with an open end, so far. The story and the painting are at the disposal of the visitors.

Museum: The Bredius Museum
City: The Hague
Country: Netherlands
Address: Lange Vijverberg 14
Website: http://www.brediusmuseum.nl