In Spring 2019 it has been ten years since the doors first opened for Nihon no hanga. For Elise Wessels, collecting started thirty years ago, when frequent trips to Japan sparked an interest in Japanese prints. These two milestones are celebrated in the exhibition Collected and Shared, which will present how the collection came together. Elise Wessels will reflect upon a number of themes that have shaped the development of the Nihon no hanga treasury, through the lens of the past exhibitions of the museum.
The end of the exhibition will be with the most personal treasures of the director of Nihon no hanga, Elise Wessels. For the past few years, she has been privately collecting contemporary Japanese art by female artists. These works have not been included in the catalogue, but are on display on the top floor of the museum.
Collected and Shared can be seen during the weekends in May 2019. Nihon no Hanga is opened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12.00 till 16.00. Reservations are not required on the days that the museum is opened. Nihon no Hanga is not opened on Friday 31 May. To enter the museum, please ring the doorbell.
Nihon no hanga – Japanese Print Collection is a private museum in Amsterdam which has been collecting Japanese prints for 30 years. The collection consists of around 2,000 Japanese prints, of which a large part dates from the 20th century. Two times a year there will be an exhibition exploring a variety of themes.
Source: Nihon no hanga