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The Turing Foundation aims to let people in The Netherlands enjoy visual arts and music.

The Turing Foundation therefor supports visual arts exhibitions and music education .

Below, you will find an impression of the most important initiatives that we have previously supported.

Also see the Art Agenda.

Most recent projects:
Zicht op de Tiber in Rome met de Engelenburcht (1714), Caspar van Wittel
July 2022
Purchase of two works by Caspar van Wittel, Museum Flehite, 2021
Caspar van Wittel was born in Amersfoort in the Netherlands and went to Rome in 1674, where he was known as 'Gaspare... more
Het Delft van Vermeer, Museum Prinsenhof Delft
July 2022
Vermeer in Delft, Museum Prinsenhof Delft, 2023
Museum Prinsenhof Delft is developing the exhibition 'Vermeer in Delft' parallel to the survey exhibition on the seventeenth-century... more
Sofonisba Anguissola. Portrettist van de Renaissance, Rijksmuseum Twenthe
July 2022
Sofonisba Anguissola. Portraitist of the Renaissance, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, 2023
In collaboration with the Danish Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Rijksmuseum Twenthe is organising the... more
De Breughel-dynastie, Noordbrabants Museum, 2023-2024
July 2022
The Brueghel Dynasty, Noordbrabants Museum, 2023-2024
The Noordbrabants Museum is organising a large-scale exhibition on the Brueghel dynasty, the most famous family of artists with... more
Schilderen en Brallen in Rome. De Bentvueghels, Centraal Museum, 2023
July 2022
Exhibition 'Painting and Bragging in Rome. The Bentvueghels', Centraal Museum, 2023
This exhibition tells the remarkable story of artists from the Northern and Southern Netherlands... more
Nationale Opera en Ballet, Busvervoer naar schoolmatinees
July 2022
Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Bus transport to school matinees, 2022-2025
The mission of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet (NOB) is for everyone to experience the magic of opera... more
Actie 'Buitenkans'
April 2022
Initiative 'Exceptional Opportunity', 2022-2023
The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association have started a new campaign, with the title Buitenkans ("Exceptional... more
'Hockney's Eye', Teylers Museum
April 2022
'Hockney's Eye', Teylers Museum, 2022-2023
Since the beginning of his lengthy career, David Hockney (1937) has explored how we see the world around us and how artists over the... more
Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts 'Concert for Rafiq', North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
April 2022
Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts 'Arcadia', North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2022
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more
Het Blauwe Hoedje (1897), Kees van Dongen (1877-1968), Singer, Laren
January 2022
Exhibition 'Kees van Dongen: Daring and Seduction', Singer Museum, Laren, 2023
Kees van Dongen's (1877 - 1968) work is characterised by the expressive use of colour and bright... more
Edward Burtynsky, Lithium Mines #1, Salt Flats, Atacama Desert, Chile, 2017
Museum Helmond
Exhibition 'Anthropocene', Museum Helmond, 2022
The exhibition Anthropocene in Museum Helmond is about the human footprint on the earth and combines art, photography and film with... more
Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht
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Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht, 2022
The Festival Oude Muziek ('Early Music Festival') is the biggest early music festival in the world, attracting around 65,000 visitors a year. The... more
Disk with Strings (Moon), 1969, Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)
Museum Belvédère
Exhibition: 'Living the Landscape - Nicholson, Hepworth and the Artists of St. Ives, 1939-1975', Museum Belvédère, Oranjewoud, 2022
Museum Belvédère is organising an exhibition on... more
Exhibitions
Museum Flehite Purchase of two works by Caspar van Wittel, Museum Flehite, 2021
Caspar van Wittel was born in Amersfoort in the Netherlands and went to Rome in 1674, where he was known as 'Gaspare Vanvitelli' and caused a furore. He is regarded as the founder of vedutism, the genre of townscapes with which successors such as Canaletto, Bellotto and Guardi would later have great triumphs. Museum Flehite organised a successful retrospective on Caspar van Wittel in 2019. In collaboration with the Rembrandt Association, it has managed to acquire two works by the artist from private English sellers: a View of Naples, depicting the Dock in Naples, La Darsena, and a View of Rome, depicting the Catel Sant' Angelo and the apse of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini.

This purchase was made possible in part by a contribution of € 30,000 by the Turing Foundation. Regular acquisitions are beyond the scope of the Turing Foundation's funding policy. A one-off exception has been made for the purchase of these two special works, which are important to Museum Flehite and the Netherlands National Collection both historically and in terms of art history.

See also:
      Museum Flehite koopt twee topstukken Van Wittel (Telegraaf)
      Museum Flehite koopt twee stadsgezichten van Caspar van Wittel (Reformatorisch Dagblad)
      Museum Flehite: other projects

Zicht op de Tiber in Rome met de Engelenburcht (1714), Caspar van Wittel
Zicht op de Tiber in Rome met de Engelenburcht (1714), Caspar van Wittel



Museum Prinsenhof Delft Vermeer in Delft, Museum Prinsenhof Delft, 2023
Museum Prinsenhof Delft is developing the exhibition 'Vermeer in Delft' parallel to the survey exhibition on the seventeenth-century master which will be in the same period at the Rijksmuseum. Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was born in Delft and lived and worked in the town his entire life; it was one of the most important artistic centres in the Northern Netherlands in the seventeenth century. Museum Prinsenhof is using important people in Vermeer's life to sketch the artistic, intellectual and social climate in Delft in the latter half of the seventeenth century: what was the artistic context in which Vermeer worked, what did the town of Delft and his daily life look like? The exhibition is expected to include 90 pieces, including paintings by contemporaries Carel Fabritius, Pieter de Hooch, Dirck van Baburen and Carel de Man. Most of these works are being exhibited in the Netherlands for the first time in many years.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 30,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 10 February and 4 June 2023. The contribution is earmarked for the publication.

See also: Museum Prinsenhof Delft: other projects

Het Delft van Vermeer, Museum Prinsenhof Delft
Het Delft van Vermeer, Museum Prinsenhof Delft



Rijksmuseum Twenthe Sofonisba Anguissola. Portraitist of the Renaissance, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, 2023
In collaboration with the Danish Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Rijksmuseum Twenthe is organising the first monographic exhibition in the Netherlands on the Italian renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625). Sofonisba Anguissola was one of the most talented artists of the sixteenth century, but few people know her name these days. In a time in which women had limited possibilities and opportunities, she successfully became an important portrait painter. She developed her own style with personal and expressive portraits of 'real' people, managing to capture their emotions well. She fulfilled the aristocracy's desire to be immortalised and painted at the Spanish court of Philip II and his wife Elisabeth of Valois for a time. Rijksmuseum Twenthe is exhibiting a total of 25 of the 34 works ascribed to Sofonisba Anguissola, twenty of which have not previously been exhibited in the Netherlands.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 20,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 12 February and 11 June 2023.

See also: Rijksmuseum Twenthe: other projects

Sofonisba Anguissola. Portrettist van de Renaissance, Rijksmuseum Twenthe
Sofonisba Anguissola. Portrettist van de Renaissance, Rijksmuseum Twenthe



Noordbrabants Museum The Brueghel Dynasty, Noordbrabants Museum, 2023-2024
The Noordbrabants Museum is organising a large-scale exhibition on the Brueghel dynasty, the most famous family of artists with roots in North Brabant. The Brueghel dynasty includes five generations of successful painters - of whom Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525/1530 - 1569) is the most famous - who worked over a period of about 150 years, from 1550 to 1700. The members of the Brueghel family were active in almost all genres of painting: from local and foreign landscapes and tableaux of everyday rural life to allegories, mythical stories, history paintings and floral still-lifes. As well as Pieter Brueghel the Elder, work will be exhibited by his sons Pieter Brueghel the Younger en Jan Brueghel the Elder, his grandchildren Jan Brueghel the Younger and Abraham Brueghel, his master Pieter Coecke van Aelst, and extended family David Teniers the Younger and Jan van Kessel the Elder. The exhibition is based on the Noordbrabants Museum collection, which will be augmented by loans from as many as 40 museums in the Netherlands and abroad.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 50,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 30 September 2023 and 7 January 2024.

See also: Noordbrabants Museum: other projects

De Breughel-dynastie, Noordbrabants Museum, 2023-2024
De Breughel-dynastie, Noordbrabants Museum, 2023-2024



Centraal Museum Exhibition 'Painting and Bragging in Rome. The Bentvueghels', Centraal Museum, 2023
This exhibition tells the remarkable story of artists from the Northern and Southern Netherlands who formed a society in Rome between 1620 and 1720 called the Bentvueghels ('Birds of a Feather'). Art students went to Rome to complete their studies and became members of this colourful group with its own rituals and nicknames. The Bentvueghels developed into landscape painters (de 'Italianists'), Caravaggisti or still-life painters (the 'Bamboccianti'). The exhibition is focused both on the Bentvueghels' paintings and the social and cultural aspects of its members' time in Rome. The Centraal Museum expects to be able to exhibit more than 90 pieces by many Bentvueghels, including Samuel van Hoogstraten, Karel du Jardin, Matthias Withoos, Dirck van Baburen, Jan Asselijn and Caspar van Wittel.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 25,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 12 February to 11 June 2023. The contribution is earmarked for the publication.

See also: Centraal Museum: other projects

Schilderen en Brallen in Rome. De Bentvueghels, Centraal Museum, 2023
Schilderen en Brallen in Rome. De Bentvueghels, Centraal Museum, 2023



Vereniging Rembrandt Initiative 'Exceptional Opportunity', 2022-2023
The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association have started a new campaign, with the title Buitenkans ("Exceptional Opportunity"). This campaign will enable art museums in the Netherlands to organise a presentation in 2023, based on an iconic loan from another public collection in the Netherlands.

More than 100 art museums have been invited to join this campaign. The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association will provide funding for the museums that produce the best proposal.

See also: Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Actie 'Buitenkans'
Actie "Buitenkans"



Teylers Museum 'Hockney's Eye', Teylers Museum, 2022-2023
Since the beginning of his lengthy career, David Hockney (1937) has explored how we see the world around us and how artists over the centuries have captured this on the surface of a flat picture. In the exhibition Hockney's Eye - a co-production with the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Heong Gallery in Cambridge - works by Hockney, old masters' artworks and optical instruments give insight into how artists work. The exhibition includes a total of about 80 pieces, including highlights from Hockney's oeuvre which have never been shown in the Netherlands.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €40,000 towards this exhibition, which will be open to the public from 23 September 2022 to 29 January 2023.

See also: Teylers Museum: other projects

'Hockney's Eye', Teylers Museum
'Hockney's Eye', Teylers Museum



Singer Museum Laren Exhibition 'Kees van Dongen: Daring and Seduction', Singer Museum, Laren, 2023
Kees van Dongen's (1877 - 1968) work is characterised by the expressive use of colour and bright colour contrasts. Together with Matisse and André Derain, amongst others, he was one of the leading figures in Fauvism. The Singer Laren is working on an ambitious exhibition on Kees van Dongen's early period, from 1895 to about 1917. A selection of more than 70 works illustrates how in a brief time the artist managed to break through and become one of the most successful artists in Paris.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 40,000 towards this exhibition, which will open 17 January 2021 and run until 7 May 2023.

See also: Singer Museum Laren: other projects

Het Blauwe Hoedje (1897), Kees van Dongen (1877-1968), Singer, Laren
Het Blauwe Hoedje (1897), Kees van Dongen (1877-1968), Singer, Laren



Museum Helmond Exhibition 'Anthropocene', Museum Helmond, 2022
The exhibition Anthropocene in Museum Helmond is about the human footprint on the earth and combines art, photography and film with augmented reality, theory, science and activism. The exhibition consists of 30 photographs by Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky in a large format (2 x 1.50 metres), combined with film footage of the same locations by Canadian documentary makers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. The film images are taken from their documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018). Museum Helmond brings visitors into contact with major global problems in an accessible way and its extensive peripheral programming gives visitors guidance and input for reflection, debate and discussion.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 20,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 10 April and 11 September 2022.

See also:
      De expositie Antropoceen in Museum Helmond is wonderschoon maar ook onthutsend (Brabant Cultureel)
      Expositie Museum Helmond: zoveel lelijks achter zoveel moois (Eindhovens Dagblad)
      Antropoceen (Fotoexpositie)
      Museum Helmond: other projects

Edward Burtynsky, Lithium Mines #1, Salt Flats, Atacama Desert, Chile, 2017
Edward Burtynsky, Lithium Mines #1, Salt Flats, Atacama Desert, Chile, 2017



Uitgeverij IJzer Publication Mondriaan in Woord en Beeld, Uitgeverij IJzer, 2022
Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. He played a leading role in the international avant garde and in the evolution from realistic to abstract art. Mondrian sent many letters, telegrams and postcards, about 1,650 of which have survived. He also wrote dozens of essays, in which he articulated his progressive ideas and artistic ideals. On the occasion of Piet Mondrian's 150th birthday on 7 March 2020, Uitgeverij IJzer is publishing the book Mondriaan in Woord en Beeld (Mondriaan in Words and Pictures). This publication links Mondrian's serial work to his essays. It was written by Louis Veen, whose PhD in 2011 was about Mondrian's written work.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 3,000 in 2021 towards this publication.

Publicatie 'Mondriaan in Woord en Beeld', 2022
Publicatie 'Mondriaan in Woord en Beeld', 2022



Mauritshuis Den HaagFrick Collection Exhibition: 'Manhattan Masters', Mauritshuis, The Hague, 2022-2023
The Mauritshuis has had the special opportunity to exhibit ten masterpieces from The Frick Collection in New York. The Frick Collection is the art collection of steel magnate Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), housed in his former home overlooking Central Park. Thanks to a renovation, the museum is in the exceptional position of being able to lend a selection of Dutch masters, including three absolute masterpieces: Rembrandt van Rijn's Self-portrait (1658), Vermeer's Officer and Laughing Girl (c. 1657-1660) and Frans Hals' Portrait of a Man (c.1660). Works by, amongst others, Jacob van Ruysdael, Philips Wouwerman and Aelbert Cuyp will also be brought to the Netherlands. Most of the works have not been seen in the Netherlands since their acquisition in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 72,500 towards this exhibition, which will be from 29 September 2022 to 15 January 2023. The contribution is earmarked for the loan costs for Rembrandt van Rijn's painting Self-portrait (1658).

See also: Mauritshuis Den Haag: other projects

Self Portrait (1658), Rembrandt
Self Portrait (1658), Rembrandt



Beelden aan Zee Exhibition: 'Henry Moore by the Sea: Form and Material', Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, 2022-2023
Henry Moore (1898-1986) was one of the most influential artists in the previous century. He was instrumental in introducing a new form of modernism to the UK. The sculptor is best known to the general public for his large abstract works in bronze and marble: monumental, abstract sculptures in organic form, mostly human figures. Museum Beelden aan Zee is exhibiting top works in Moore's oeuvre and is also focusing on his craft and use of materials. A grand total of 85 sculptures and objects will illustrate how the artist was influenced in the creation of his works by the choice of material and how it was processed.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €25,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 8 April to 22 October 2023.

See also: Beelden aan Zee: other projects

Mother and Child: Arch (1959, cast 1967), Henry Moore
Mother and Child: Arch (1959, cast 1967), Henry Moore



Museum Belvédère Exhibition: 'Living the Landscape - Nicholson, Hepworth and the Artists of St. Ives, 1939-1975', Museum Belvédère, Oranjewoud, 2022
Museum Belvédère is organising an exhibition on the art created in St. Ives on the south-west coast of Great Britain in the period 1939-1975. The artist couple Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth settled in the Cornish seaside town in the late 1930s, where avant-garde artist friends Naum Gabo, Roger Hilton, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Bryan Wynter, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and Sandra Blow joined them. St. Ives quickly developed into an international art centre. The artists were inspired by the ancient landscape, the sea and the local people's connection to their environment. A total of about 60 paintings and sculptures, mainly from international collections, will be brought to Oranjewoud, including many pieces that have not been exhibited in the Netherlands before.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €25,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 28 May to 20 September 2022.

See also:
      Is het nou abstract of niet? (Volkskrant)
      Wat hebben de Engelse modernisten uit Cornwall gemeen met de hedendaagse kunstenaars uit Fryslân? (Friesch Dagblad)
      Museum Belvédère toont hoe beroemde Britse kunstenaars het ruige Cornwall beleefden (Leeuwarder Courant)
      Museum Belvédère: other projects

Disk with Strings (Moon), 1969, Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)
Disk with Strings (Moon), 1969, Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)



Stedelijk Museum Schiedam Exhibition: 'Living Landscape. Six Centuries of South Holland Maas Delta', Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2022
The Stedelijk Museum Schiedam is organising an exhibition about the city of Schiedam and its surrounding landscape: the Maas Delta between Dordrecht and the Hook of Holland. The exhibition 'Living Landscape' presents a cross-section of six centuries of landscape art. It focuses both on the changing landscape of the Maas delta in South Holland and artists' ever-changing impression of this landscape. A selection of more than 30 works from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries are being exhibited thematically: Land, Water, Fire and Air. Works from the museum's own collection are being supplemented with masterpieces from various Dutch collections. The museum also hopes to loan several works from abroad, including William Turner's Rotterdam Ferry Boat (1833, National Gallery of Art, Washington).

The Turing Foundation is contributing €20,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 30 April to 16 October 2022. This donation is earmarked for the loan costs of William Turner's painting Rotterdam Ferry Boat (1833).

See also: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam: other projects

Rotterdam Ferry Boat  (1833), William Turner.
Rotterdam Ferry Boat (1833), William Turner.



Vereniging Rembrandt Vereniging Rembrandt, Amsterdam, 2021
Dutch museums wanting to acquire a special work of art can seek assistance from the Vereniging Rembrandt. This association is committed to the protection and enrichment of Dutch public art collections. It was founded in 1883 and currently has more than 15,000 members. As an independent, private organisation, the association not only assesses the importance of acquisitions to individual museum collections, but also to the entire Dutch public art collection. Its guiding principle is that valuable art ought to be shared with everyone.

The Turing Foundation supports Vereniging Rembrandt with an annual donation of € 5,000.

See also: Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Ecce Homo (ca. 1480), acquired in 2019 with aid from Vereniging Rembrandt for Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht
Ecce Homo (ca. 1480), acquired in 2019 with aid from Vereniging Rembrandt for Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht



Kunstmuseum Den Haag 'Paula Rego', Kunstmuseum The Hague, 2021-2022
Portuguese-British artist Paula Rego's (Lisbon, 1935) oeuvre spans decades and deals with topical themes such as colonial history and feminism. Her early work is often politically tinted and directed against the dictatorial regime of Portuguese Prime Minister António de Oliveira Salazar (1932-1968). Her later work is in the style of magical realism, with family suffering, family relationships and the dominant role of women as central themes. Paula Rego is a star in the United Kingdom, but she has never had a solo exhibition devoted to her work in the Netherlands. Which is why the Kunstmuseum Den Haag has organised an overview of Paula Rego's life and work, based on an impressive 70 works (from Tate Britain and Portuguese museums and private collections, including the Calouste Gulbenkian).

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 30,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 27 November 2021 to 20 March 2022.

See also:
      Paula Rego schildert echte vrouwen (FD)
      Paula Rego vertrouwt haar diepst geheimen aan het doek toe (Telegraaf)
      De kunst van Paula Rego is duister en haar atelier een horrorkabinet (Volkskrant)
      Juist omdat vrouwen niet serieus werden genomen, kon kunstenaar Paula Rego rebels zijn (Trouw)
      Kunstmuseum Den Haag: other projects

'Paula Rego', Kunstmuseum The Hague
'Paula Rego', Kunstmuseum The Hague



Limburgs Museum 'The Forgotten Princesses of Thorn', Limburgs Museum, Venlo, 2021-2022
Until the end of the eighteenth century, part of the small town of Thorn was home to a convent: an ecclesiastical institution which only hosted unmarried ladies of high nobility. The convent ladies were unusual women in their time: they were independent, elected one of their number as the 'princess-abbess', ruled over their mini-state and were welcome guests at European courts. The exhibition 'The Forgotten Princesses of Thorn' at the Limburgs Museum gives insight into the history of the convent and its inhabitants in the period 1700 to 1794, based on the biographies of three princess-abbesses. A total of more than 200 loans from approximately 50 lenders from museums and private collections in the Netherlands and abroad will feature in the exhibition, including paintings, trinkets, medals, marriage certificates, jewellery, clothing and furniture.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 30,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 1 October 2021 and 3 April 2022.

See also:
      Het Limburgs Museum geeft een inkijkje in het leven van de vergeten prinsessen van Thorn (Trouw)
      Limburgs Museum haalt prinsessen en gravinnen van Thorn uit vergetelheid (AD)
      Vergeten prinsessen van Thorn leefden in gouden kooi (Telegraaf)

'The Forgotten Princesses of Thorn', Limburgs Museum, Venlo
'The Forgotten Princesses of Thorn', Limburgs Museum, Venlo



Van Gogh Museum 'Golden Boy Gustav Klimt. Inspired by Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse', Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2022-2023
The Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) lived and worked in Vienna's belle époque, a period of unparalleled artistic achievement. Klimt was a member of the symbolist art movement and gained particular fame for his later work, characterised by decorative ornamentalism and suggestive-erotic symbolism. The Van Gogh Museum is organising a retrospective on Gustav Klimt in which the influence of international avant-garde art on Klimt's oeuvre is illustrated: from Whistler and Toorop, via Monet and Rodin, to Van Gogh and Matisse. 50 works by Gustav Klimt and 50 works by contemporaries are being brought to Amsterdam. The exhibition will then continue at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 100,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen from 7 October 2022 and 8 January 2023.

See also:
      Van Gogh was een familieman (NRC)
      Van Gogh Museum: other projects

Judith I (a.k.a. Judith und Holofernes), Gustav Klimt, 1901
Judith I (a.k.a. Judith und Holofernes), Gustav Klimt, 1901



Frans Hals Museum Exhibition 'At Home with Jordaens', Frans Hals Museum, 2021-2022
The Frans Hals Museum is devoting an exhibition to the Flemish painter Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678), one of the giants of Antwerp Baroque painting alongside Rubens and Van Dyck. A total of about 30 pieces by Jordaens belonging to the Phoebus Foundation, a private art foundation in Antwerp, are being exhibited in Haarlem. The highlight of the exhibition is the reconstruction of the - partly lost - reception room in Jordaens' house, where he had painted the walls and ceiling with scenes from the mythological story of Amor and Psyche.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €30,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 15 October 2021 and 8 May 2022.

See also:
      Aanstelijke expositie van Jacob Jordaens: laat praal plafondstukken goed zien via spiegelvloer **** (Volkskrant)
      Op de schilderijen van Jacob Jordaens wordt flink wat afgelachen (Parool)
      De twee kanten van de Antwerpse meester Jacob Jordaens (NRC)
      Spiegelvloer in Frans Hals Museum geeft kunst van Jordaens extra dimensie (NH Nieuws)
      Hoe Jacob Jordaens pronkte voor opdrachten (Kunstvensters)
      Frans Hals Museum maakt speciale tentoonstelling: 'Dit is top van het zuiden' (Telegraaf)
      Frans Hals Museum: other projects

Jacob Jordaens (1637-1645): Portrait of the daughter of the artist
Jacob Jordaens (1637-1645): Portrait of the daughter of the artist



Museum Paul Tetar van Elven Exhibition 'Thérèse Schwartze. Her Customer was King', Paul Tetar van Elven Museum, 2021-2022
Paul Tetar van Elven Museum was founded in 1927 and is located on the Koornmarkt in Delft, in the former home of the painter Paul Tetar van Elven (1823-1896). The museum is organising an exhibition on Thérèse Schwartze's work (1815-1918), who was a contemporary of Tetar van Elven and specialised in portrait painting. Schwartze's freer, modern work is combined and compared with the somewhat more conservative academy painter Tetar van Elven's work. A total of approximately 30 pieces (mainly portraits) by Thérèse Schwartze are being exhibited in Delft. The pieces are from Dutch museums and private collections.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €5,000 towards this exhibition, which will be on view from 6 November 2021 to 8 May 2022.

See also: Therese Schwaratze, portrettist van de gegoede burgerij (Parool)





Museum Volkenkunde 'Aztecs. The People behind the Myths', Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, 2021-2022
2021 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest which brought an end to the Aztec empire. Museum Volkenkunde is taking this opportunity to organise the first major Dutch exhibition on the Aztecs, one of the most iconic civilisations in world history. The highlight of the exhibition will be 128 unique works from Mexico that have never before been seen outside Mexico: recently excavated offerings, imposing statues of Aztec gods such as the god Mictlantecuhtli, mythical therianthropic earthenware figures, gold jewellery and drawings in codices. The works from Mexico will be supplemented with masterpieces from the museum's own collection and various European collections.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €30,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 5 August 2021 to 27 March 2022.

See also:
      Familietentoonstelling wil mythes doorprikken: 'Bloeddorst Azteken Spaanse propaganda' (Telegraaf)
      De beruchte Aztekencultuur blijkt veelkleurig en vaak wonderschoon (NRC)
      De wereld van de Azteken is dichterbij dan we denken (Volkskrant)
      Museum Volkenkunde: other projects

'Aztecs. The People behind the Myths', Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden
'Aztecs. The People behind the Myths', Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden



Design Museum Den Bosch 'Lucio Fontana - The Conquest of Space', Design Museum Den Bosch, 2021-2022
The avant-garde artist Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) is best known for his monochrome paintings with vertical cuts. This departed from the notion of a painting as a flat painted surface on which space is suggested. The Design Museum Den Bosch is organising an exhibition displaying work from Fontana's entire oeuvre and discussing his ideas about the conception of space in the various disciplines. The museum exhibits ceramic objects, paintings, lights, spatial installations and design. In addition to twenty works from the museum's own collection, many European loans will be on display.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €20,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 2 October 2021 to 23 January 2022.

See also:
      Wie is er bang voor een Stanley-mes? (FD)
      De ruimte doorklieven met een Stanleymes, dat deed Lucio Fontana (NRC)
      Lucio Fontana: De Verovering van de ruimte (See all this magazine)
      Ruimtereis door Fontana's fantasierijk in Design Museum (Brabants Dagblad)
      Lucio Fontana. De man die de maan aanraakt (Collect magazine)
      Design Museum Den Bosch: other projects

'Lucio Fontana - The Conquest of Space', Design Museum Den Bosch
'Lucio Fontana - The Conquest of Space', Design Museum Den Bosch



Van Abbemuseum 'Face to Face with Gustav Klimt', Van Abbemuseum, 2020-2021
The Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) lived and worked in Vienna's belle époque, a period of unparalleled artistic achievement. In Face to Face with Gustav Klimt, the Van Abbemuseum is displaying drawings and paintings by the artist in an especially designed space. The most important work from Vienna is Beethoven Frieze. Klimt designed this artwork in 1902 for the Vienna Secessionist exhibition honouring Beethoven's ninth symphony and painted the frieze directly on the walls of the Vienna Secession Building. The Belvedère Museum recently had an exact copy of the frieze made and this high-quality, life-size facsimile (more than two-metres tall and 34-metres long) is on display for the first time at the Van Abbemuseum, as the centrepiece of and backdrop to the exhibition Face to Face with Gustav Klimt.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €15,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 3 March and 31 June 2021.

See also:
      In majestueus stripverhaal van Gustav Klimt wordt de wereld gered door de kunsten (ED)
      Van Abbemuseum: other projects

Beethoven Frieze (1901), Gustav Klimt, Secession Building, Vienna, Austria
Beethoven Frieze (1901), Gustav Klimt, Secession Building, Vienna, Austria



Van Gogh Museum '"Your Loving Vincent." Van Gogh's Greatest Letters', Van Gogh Museum, 2020-2021
Vincent van Gogh signed his letters 'Your loving Vincent'. The eponymous exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum is focused on 40 letters: the best letters Vincent van Gogh wrote to his family, his brother Theo in particular, and friends. The selection of letters is being exhibited next to approximately 30 paintings sketched in his letters, including The Potato Eaters, The Bedroom and The Sower.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €25,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 9 October 2020 and 10 January 2021.

See also: Van Gogh Museum: other projects

'Je Liefhebbende Vincent. Van Goghs mooiste brieven'
'Je Liefhebbende Vincent. Van Goghs mooiste brieven'



Rembrandthuis 'Hansken. Rembrandt's Elephant', Rembrandt House Museum, 2021
The elephant called Hansken travelled around Europe with her owner from 1633 to 1655 and was a spectacle wherever she went. Rembrandt van Rijn sketched her when she visited Amsterdam. The Rembrandt House Museum is devoting an exhibition to this special elephant and illustrating her history with etchings, maps, globes, and natural history specimens. Rembrandt's drawings of Hansken (Albertina, Vienna) and Hansken's skull (Museo della Specola, Florence) are being brought to Amsterdam. For the marketing and education related to the exhibition, the museum is collaborating with Artis Zoo and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

The Turing Foundation is contributing €17,500 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 1 May and 8 August 2021.

See also:
      Olifant Hansken werd getekend door Rembrandt en stierf geketend op een Florentijnse markt (De Volkskrant)
      Rembrandt schetste olifant Hansken naar het leven, snel maar virtuoos (Het Parool)
      Rembrandthuis: other projects

Hansken. Rembrandts Olifant
Hansken. Rembrandts Olifant



Centraal Museum Exhibition 'The Botanical Revolution - About the Necessity of Art and Gardening', Centraal Museum, 2021-2022
In the exhibition About the Necessity of Art and Gardening, the Centraal Museum is exploring how gardens have served as a microcosm and metaphor of society in different ways. A cross section of work from art history - old art, modern art and very recent (commissioned) work by contemporary artists - is used to sketch the development of the relationship between nature and culture. Key pieces from the museum collection, including Abraham Bloemaert's Adam and Eve in Paradise (1604) and flower still lifes by Roeland Saverij, are being combined with loans from collections in the Netherlands and abroad. The highlight of the exhibition is Caspar David Friedrich's painting Cemetery Entrance (1825), representing death and the end of the cycle of nature.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €20,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 10 September 2021 and 9 January 2022. The contribution is earmarked for the loan costs of Caspar David Friedrich's painting Cemetery Entrance (1825) from the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden collection.

See also: Centraal Museum: other projects

'De Botanische Revolutie - Over de noodzaak van kunst en tuinieren', Centraal Museum
'De Botanische Revolutie - Over de noodzaak van kunst en tuinieren', Centraal Museum



Vereniging Het Spinozahuis Spinoza's Daily Life, Spinoza House, The Hague 2020-2021
Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), one of the world's greatest thinkers, was co-founder of rationalism and one of the founding fathers of modern philosophy. The greatest Dutch philosopher was born in Amsterdam and lived in the vicinity of The Hague during his working life. He spent the last seven years of his life at Paviljoensgracht 72-74 in The Hague. This seventeenth-century house still has a largely monumental interior and contains a special collection of books by and about Spinoza. The Spinozahuis Association intends to open the Spinoza House to the public so that visitors can see how the great man lived and worked. The plan is to develop three functions: a museum about Spinoza, a reception and presentation area, and a study centre and library.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €3,000 towards this project.

Interieur Spinozahuis, Den Haag 2020-2021
Interieur Spinozahuis, Den Haag 2020-2021



Van Abbemuseum Parallel Lives, Parallel Aesthetics: Léon Ferrari and Gülsün Karamustafa, Van Abbemuseum, 2021-2022
Parallel Lives, Parallel Aesthetics is a combination of two solo exhibitions: a large retrospective of León Ferrari (3 September 1920 - 25 July 2013, Buenos Aires) and an overview of Gülsün Karamustafa's (1946, Ankara) work to date. León Ferrari is one of Argentina's most celebrated contemporary artists. He won the Lion D'Or at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and the opening of the exhibition in 2021 marks the moment that the Van Abbemuseum will receive a donation from the Ferrari family, consisting of fourteen works. Gülsün Karamustafa, who won the Prince Claus Award in 2014, is one of the leading lights of contemporary Turkish art and an important figure in the struggle for recognition of female artists.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €15,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 27 November 2021 and 13 March 2022.

See also:
      Strijdbare kunst uit Argentinië en Turkije: heiligenbeeldjes wokken en gehakt maken van machismo (Volkskrant)
      Ferrari en Karamustafa in het Van Abbemuseum: zeer strijdlustige verhalenvertellers (Eindhovens Dagblad)
      Van Abbemuseum: other projects

La Civilización Occidental y Cristiana (1965), Léon Ferrari
La Civilización Occidental y Cristiana (1965), Léon Ferrari



Vereniging Rembrandt The power of our Dutch collections, 2020-2021
The Rembrandt Association is committed to protecting and enriching Dutch public art collections. It was founded in 1883 and now has more than 15,000 members. As an independent, private organisation, the association not only assesses the importance to individual museum collections, but also the importance to the entire Dutch public art collection. Its guiding principle is that valuable art ought to be shared with everyone.

The Rembrandt Association and the Turing Foundation are each contributing €175,000 towards the special initiative 'The power of our Dutch collections'. This campaign gives art museums the opportunity to request a contribution of up to €10,000 towards the design of a presentation based on one or several works in their own collection when they re-open after the corona lockdown. The campaign aims to inspire and revitalise the museums and draw attention to the richness of their own collections.

See also:
      Turing Foundation Verdubbelt Actie Vereniging Rembrandt (Persbericht)
      Turing Foundation steunt actie Vereniging Rembrandt (VR)
      Turing Foundation verdubbelt actie Vereniging Rembrandt (Museum Contact)
      Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

The power of our Dutch collections, 2020-2021
The power of our Dutch collections, 2020-2021



Museum Catharijneconvent 'Maria Magdalene', Museum Catharijneconvent, 2021-2022
Museum Catharijneconvent presents the aesthetic, cultural and historical values of Christian and other religious heritage as well as this history's influence on our society. The museum is planning an exhibition in 2021 dedicated to the biblical figure Mary Magdalene: what is the reason for the widespread fascination with her and how did this complex representation come about? Historical sources, paintings, contemporary visual art and popular culture are used to construct a multifaceted image. In addition to important works from the museum's collection, approximately 50 loans will be exhibited, including approximately nineteen from foreign museums and (private) collections.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €50,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 24 June 2021 and 9 January 2022.

See also:
      Maria Magdalena: heilige, prostituee en powervrouw (Parool)
      Tentoonstelling over Maria Magdalena vroeger en nu in Utrechtse Museum Catharijneconvent (AD)
      Een vrouw als belangrijk apostel? De kerk maakte van Maria Magdalena liever een prostituee (Trouw)
      Zondares of favoriete leerling van Jezus? (Telegraaf.nl)
      Museum Catharijneconvent: other projects

Maria Magdalena (ca. 1624), Jan Cossiers (1600-1671), ©Collectie Jan Six
Maria Magdalena (ca. 1624), Jan Cossiers (1600-1671), ©Collectie Jan Six



CoBrA Museum Amstelveen Exhibition 'Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: A Love Revolution', Cobra Museum, 2021
The Cobra Museum has had the rare opportunity to organise an exhibition of works from Jacques and Natasha Gelman's collection of modern Mexican art. This collector couple compiled several art collections in the period 1940-1985. The core of the collection is work by the artist couple Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) and Diego Rivera (1886-1957). The collection also includes work by contemporaries and founders of Mexican modernism such as José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The Cobra Museum exhibition is focused on Kahlo and Rivera's artistry, their role in the rise of modernism in Mexico, and Frida Kahlo's enormous popularity.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €40,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 28 May and 26 September 2021.

See also:
      Hoe kon Frida Kahlo zo'n groot verdriet zo eerlijk verbeelden? (NRC)
      Kahlo en Rivera in het Cobra Museum, de verhalen achter Mexico's beroemdste kunstenaars (Parool)
      Frida Kahlo bewonderde de tehuana's en maakte hun kledij wereldberoemd (De Volkskrant)
      Collectie van Frida Kahlo-werken voor het eerst naar Nederland, te zien in Cobra Museum Amstelveen (AD)
      Watermeloenen en papaja's (De Groene)
      CoBrA Museum Amstelveen: other projects

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Cobra Museum
Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Cobra Museum



Joods Historisch Museum AmsterdamVereniging Rembrandt Top pieces from the art depot, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, 2020-2021
The Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam is exhibiting a selection of top pieces from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from its own art collection, including Portrait of a Boy by the Hungarian-Austrian artist Isidor Kaufmann (1853 -1921). In his travels around central and eastern Europe Kaufmann studied devout Hasidic Jews. His son Eduard was the model for this painting. Appreciation for Kaufmann's work increased greatly after the Second World War because the Eastern-European Jewish life he portrayed had been almost completely obliterated.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition will be on view from 9 September 2020 to 21 February 2021.

See also:
      Joods Historisch Museum Amsterdam: other projects
      Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Portrait of a Boy (1900), Isidor Kaufmann (1853-1921)
Portrait of a Boy (1900), Isidor Kaufmann (1853-1921)



Haags Historisch MuseumVereniging Rembrandt Views of the Hofvijver, Historical Museum of The Hague, The Hague, 2020-2021
The Historical Museum of The Hague is organising a presentation of its permanent collection around a number of views of the Hofvijver and the Binnenhof - two of the most popular places in The Hague. These cityscapes, by painters like Arntzenius, Van Breen and La Fargue, are highlights of the Hague Historical Museum collection. They are being exhibited in a room with a beautiful view of the Hofvijver.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition will be on view from 22 June 2020 to 30 April 2021.

See also: Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Winter Enjoyment on the Hofvijver, Abraham van Breen, 1618
Winter Enjoyment on the Hofvijver, Abraham van Breen, 1618



Amsterdamse School Museum Het SchipVereniging Rembrandt Refurbishment former Post Office, Museum The Ship, Amsterdam, 2020-2021
From September 2020, Amsterdam School Museum The Ship is exhibiting a former post office which is entirely in the Amsterdam School style and was designed by architect Michel de Klerk. The magnificent interior of the post office is brought to life with a Japanese architect's early photographs, blueprints, and objects from the PTT (Post Telegraph Telephone) collection, including coats of arms, stamps and a unique letterbox.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition will be on view from 8 September 2020 to 8 February 2021.

See also:
      Aaibare paleizen voor de arbeider ***** (NRC)
      Gerestaureerd postkantoor Michel de Klerk (architectuur.nl)
      Historisch postkantoor gerestaureerd (Noordhollands Dagblad)
      1920s Dutch mail depot with a radical stamp (World of Interiors)
      Amsterdamse School Museum Het Schip: other projects
      Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Telephone booth in former Post Office, Amsterdam School Museum The Ship
Telephone booth in former Post Office, Amsterdam School Museum The Ship



Mauritshuis Den HaagVereniging Rembrandt 'Alone with Vermeer', Mauritshuis, The Hague, 2020-2021
The Mauritshuis is organising an exhibition around a single work: Johannes Vermeer's View of Delft. The work has been celebrated since the nineteenth century for its extraordinary impact on the viewer and still moves visitors to this day. The museum is giving visitors the opportunity to experience the work alone (or in very small groups) and in silence.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition will be on view from 26 September 2020 to 3 January 2021.

See also:
      'Stilte in de grote stad is een soort vriendschap van de stad met jou' (Volkskrant)
      Mauritshuis Den Haag: other projects
      Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

View of Delft, Johannes Vermeer, 1660-1661
View of Delft, Johannes Vermeer, 1660-1661



Mesdag Collectie Den HaagVereniging Rembrandt Sientje Mesdag's network, Mesdag Collection, The Hague, 2020-2021
The Mesdag Collection in The Hague is exhibiting a selection of artworks by female artists that Hendrik Willem Mesdag and his wife Sientje Mesdag-van Houten personally collected. Sientje was also an artist, gave painting lessons and was a board member of various artists' associations. Her network is the common thread in the presentation.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition will be on view from 26 September 2020 to 14 February 2021.

See also: Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Thérèse Schwartze, Girl with a Guitar (Theresia Ansingh), 1904
Thérèse Schwartze, Girl with a Guitar (Theresia Ansingh), 1904



TextielMuseumVereniging Rembrandt Yamuna Forzani, TextielMuseum, Tilburg, 2020
The TextielMuseum in Tilburg is presenting two outfits by Yamuna Forzani it purchased in April 2020. The artist/designer Yamuna Forzani's visual language plays with the body and sexuality, the psychedelic aesthetics of the 1960s, and current visual culture of social media and kitsch. By collecting and displaying such pieces, the museum is not only supporting (young) makers in difficult times but is also adding a historic moment and new design trend to the museum collection.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition will be on view from 10 June 2020 to 1 September 2020.

See also:
      TextielMuseum maakt mondkapjes (Omroep Tilburg)
      Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Artist Yamuna Forzani posing next to her work, 2020. Photo Josefina Eikenaar
Artist Yamuna Forzani posing next to her work, 2020. Photo Josefina Eikenaar



Rijksmuseum van OudhedenVereniging Rembrandt The Simpelveld Sarcophagus, Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, 2020-2021
The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities is organising a presentation on the extraordinary sarcophagus excavated in Simpelveld in Limburg in 1930. The sarcophagus contained jewellery, household goods and perfume bottles. Its interior is decorated with representations depicting furniture, crockery and a sofa with its occupant depicted on it. The sarcophagus is unique and the only one of its kind with a decorated interior. The museum is going to display the sarcophagus in the gallery and restore it in situ.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition will be on view from 10 August 2020 to 31 January 2021.

See also:
      Publiek welkom bij opknapbeurt en onderzoek sarcofaag in Leiden (AD)
      Rijksmuseum van Oudheden: other projects
      Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Detail of the interior of the Sarcophagus of Simpelveld
Detail of the interior of the Sarcophagus of Simpelveld



Design Museum Den BoschVereniging Rembrandt 'Touching Worlds', Design Museum Den Bosch, 2020-2021
The Design Museum Den Bosch is organising a ceramic presentation of several masterpieces in its collection, which will be exhibited shortly after the museum's reopening. Two important ceramic works will be the centrepieces: Pablo Picasso's Vase Femme (1954) and Kenneth Price's B.C. Orange (1967). Both are symbolic of the different starting points of the development of artist ceramics and are key pieces in the Design Museum Den Bosch's collection.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition will be on view from 1 October 2020 to 1 October 2021.

See also:
      Design Museum Den Bosch: other projects
      Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Vase Femme (1954), Pablo Picasso
Vase Femme (1954), Pablo Picasso



Frans Hals MuseumVereniging Rembrandt Sara Rothé's doll's house, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, 2020-2021
One of the most popular pieces at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem is a beautiful showpiece doll's house belonging to the Amsterdam merchant's wife Sara Rothé (1699-1751), who had a country house on the Spaarne river near Haarlem. The doll's house has been cleaned especially for the reopening and is on display in a prominent place along the new route through the museum. An exceptional feature of this eighteenth-century doll's house is the silver state room, which complements the museum's silver collection. Visitors gain a unique insight into a well-to-do eighteenth-century Dutch family's household.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition has been on permanent display since 1 September 2020.

See also:
      Frans Hals Museum: other projects
      Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Sara Rothé's doll's house, approx. 1750
Sara Rothé's doll's house, approx. 1750



Museum de WaagVereniging Rembrandt 'Hazardous Undertaking: Rennenberg capturing Deventer', Museum de Waag, 2020-2021
Museum de Waag in Deventer is organising a presentation based on a centrepiece in its collection, the painting of the siege of Deventer by Dutch State troops led by Rennenberg. The months-long siege of Deventer in 1578 by the Dutch rebels brought an end to the Hanseatic city's era of greatness. The public is given insight into this dramatic episode with the aid of animations and 3D reconstructions. In addition to this showpiece, prints of the siege, halberds, a recently acquired mortar shell and an enormous amount of emergency money are also on display.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition will be on view from 30 September 2020 to the end of 2021.

See also: Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

The siege of Deventer, anonymous, oil on canvas, end of 16th century, Museum de Waag collection
The siege of Deventer, anonymous, oil on canvas, end of 16th century, Museum de Waag collection



Kunstmuseum Den HaagVereniging Rembrandt Self-portrait Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, 2020
The Kunstmuseum Den Haag organised a substantive presentation on Self-Portrait with Hat and Veil (1906-1907) by the German artist Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907). The museum is exhibiting the painting for the first time as a link that underpinned the fire of expressionism which exploded in Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century. The work was restored especially for the presentation.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition will be on view from November 2020 to 31 January 2021.

See also:
      Paula Modersohn-Becker: schilder met een brutaal onderzoekende blik (NRC)
      Kunstmuseum Den Haag: other projects
      Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Self-Portrait with Hat and Veil (1906-1907), Paula Modersohn-Becker
Self-Portrait with Hat and Veil (1906-1907), Paula Modersohn-Becker



Museum GoudaVereniging Rembrandt Altarpieces, Museum Gouda, 2020-2021
Museum Gouda has an important collection of religious art. The sixteenth-century monumental altarpieces which survived the Iconoclastic Fury are unique in the Netherlands. The seventeenth-century altar paintings illustrate the story of hidden or house churches, when Catholic Mass was unofficially tolerated in the Calvinist Netherlands. The museum highlights the art-historical importance of the special altarpieces in its permanent display, but also puts them in their religious and historical context by means of a special presentation.

The Turing Foundation and the Rembrandt Association are contributing towards this exhibition as part of their project 'The power of our Dutch collections'. The exhibition will be on view from 8 December 2020 to September 2021.

See also:
      Museum Gouda: other projects
      Vereniging Rembrandt: other projects

Triptych with The Shepherds' Adoration, Mary's Deathbed and The Ascension of Mary. On the reverse, The Annunciation. c. 1565
Triptych with The Shepherds' Adoration, Mary's Deathbed and The Ascension of Mary. On the reverse, The Annunciation. c. 1565



Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Bruce Nauman retrospective exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2021
In collaboration with Tate Modern, the Stedelijk Museum is organising the first major retrospective of work by American artist Bruce Nauman (b. 1941). Nauman is a visionary contemporary artist who has created performances, installations, video art, sculpture, drawings and neon works since the 1960s. A total of 40 core works from international collections shed light on the ground-breaking role Nauman's work has played and still does in abstract contemporary art.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 40,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 31 May and 30 October 2021.

See also:
      Slaafse mimespelers, gemartelde clowns: het werk van Bruce Nauman is imposant én ongemakkelijk (NRC)
      Het overzicht van Bruce Nauman is een bij vlagen hels ritje dat je niet meer loslaat (Volkskrant)
      Kunstenaar Bruce Nauman maakt in het Stedelijk het onzichtbare zichtbaar (Parool)
      Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: other projects

'One Hundred Live and Die' (1984) by Bruce Nauman
"One Hundred Live and Die" (1984) by Bruce Nauman



Kunsthal Rotterdam Calder NOW, Kunsthal Rotterdam, 2021-2022
The American sculptor Alexander Calder (1868 - 1976) was fascinated by movement and added dynamism to the previously static art of sculpture. The progressive and experimental nature of his work has had a major influence on the development of the visual arts and was and is an inspiration for contemporaries and subsequent generations. In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, the Kunsthal is organising an exhibition entitled Calder NOW, focusing on Calder's influence on contemporary art. Around 25 of Alexander Calder's works are being exhibited alongside works by ten leading artists who have been inspired by him, including Olafur Eliasson, Ernesto Neto, Sarah Sze, Roman Signer and Carsten Nicolai.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 50,000 towards this exhibition, which will open 20 November 2021 and run until 29 May 2022.

Calder NOW, Kunsthal Rotterdam
Calder NOW, Kunsthal Rotterdam



FOAM Amsterdam "Negative Beauty", FOAM, Amsterdam, 2021-2022
In autumn 2020 FOAM is organising an exhibition on the origins, function and value of photographic negatives. In recent decades digitisation has brought an end to the era of 'old-fashioned' photography, with final prints based on negatives. In the Negative Beauty exhibition, negatives are presented as exceptional objects with their own intrinsic value. Unique nineteenth-century negatives are combined with material from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 40,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen in 2021.

See also: FOAM Amsterdam: other projects

Kiki drinking, 1922 ©Man Ray, Gilman Collection
Kiki drinking, 1922 ©Man Ray, Gilman Collection



Museum Gouda Candlelight, Museum Gouda, 2021-2022
Museum Gouda curates the historical collection of the mediaeval town of Gouda, a town famous for Gouda cheese and Gouda pottery. Since the Stearine Candle Factory opened in 1853, Gouda has also been a candle manufacturer. 'Candle Town Gouda' is the title of Museum Gouda's exhibition on the phenomenon of candlelight in painting. The museum has selected over forty paintings from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries in which artists have used candlelight, for example, to enhance the drama, and emphasise depth and the effect of shadow. Around fourteen paintings are from international collections. Most of these foreign loans have not be exhibited in the Netherlands for a long time or ever before.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 20,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 13 November 2021 and 10 April 2021.

See also:
      Museum Gouda in de ban van de kaars (Telegraaf)
      De fraaiste kaarsvlammen schilderde Godfried Schalcken (NRC)
      Drie eeuwen kaarslicht in de kunst: 'De kaars dooft letterlijk uit' (Nederlands Dagblad)
      Schilders in de 17de eeuw maakten graag 'kaarslichtjes', vanwege de sfeer én vanwege het geld (Volkskrant)
      Uniek meesterwerk uit 1614 voor het eerst in Nederland en Gouda heeft de primeur (AD)
      Museumtip Kaarslicht (NPO Radio 4)
      Museum Gouda: other projects

'The mocking of Christ' (ca. 1614), Gerard van Honthorst
"The mocking of Christ" (ca. 1614), Gerard van Honthorst



Teylers Museum John Constable, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, 2020-2021
Teylers Museum is organising the first retrospective on the English landscape painter John Constable (1776-1837), who was a member of the Romantic school and was ground breaking in his realistic portrayal of landscapes and cloudy skies. He was heavily influenced by the seventeenth-century Flemish and Dutch masters and the realistic way in which Jacob van Ruysdael, Rembrandt and Rubens portrayed landscapes. An impressive 90 of Constable's works - paintings, watercolours and sketches - from international collections are being used to give an overview of his artistic development and the influence of Dutch masters on his work.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 40,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 19 September 2020 and 27 June 2021.

See also:
      John Constable: een van de beste landschapsschilders ooit (Parool)
      Meester van de Engelse buitenlucht (Museumtijdschrift)
      Hoe minder tijd John Constable had, hoe beter zijn schilderijen ***** (Volkskrant)
      Hij is er nooit geweest, maar schilder John Constable schilderde Nederlandse landschappen tot in detail (Trouw)
      Teylers Museum: other projects

'A Boat Passing a Lock' (1926) by John Constable
"A Boat Passing a Lock" (1926) by John Constable



Drents Museum 'Frida Kahlo. Viva la Frida - Life and art of Frida Kahlo', Drents Museum, 2021-2022
In 2020 the Drents Museum is organising the largest project in the museum's history: an exhibition on Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Kahlo's predominantly autobiographical work is classified as magical realism and is characterised by her use of bright colours and Mexican folklore motifs. About 145 works from two Mexican collections - paintings and drawings from Museo Dolores Olmedo and personal objects from Museo Frida Kahlo - give an overview of Frida Kahlo's life and work. The works from the aforementioned collections have never been exhibited together before and most of Kahlo's works have never been seen in the Netherlands. This makes the exhibition a first in all respects.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €75,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 10 October 2021 and 27 March 2022.

See also:
      Schilder Frida Kahlo was haar tijd ver vooruit en had verschillende relaties, ook met vrouwen (NRC)
      In Assen leer je niet over de kunst van Frida Kahlo (Trouw)
      In het hart van Frida Kahlo (Volkskrant)
      Assen kleurt blauw voor grote Frida Kahlo expositie (Parool)
      Drents Museum in Assen laat kunstenares Frida Kahlo dichterbij komen dan ooit (Fries Dagblad)
      Koningin Máxima opent Frida Kahlo expo in Assen met kleurrijk eerbetoon (AD)
      Drents Museum: other projects

Viva la Frida - Life and art of Frida Kahlo, Drents Museum
Viva la Frida - Life and art of Frida Kahlo, Drents Museum



Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam 'Willem van de Velde: Father & Son', Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam, 2021-2022
From October 2020 the National Maritime Museum is presenting an exhibition on Willem van de Velde the Elder (1611-1693) and his son Willem van de Velde the Younger (1633-1707). The pair worked together for forty years in a thriving and international family studio and set the tone in seascape painting in the seventeenth century. Willem van de Velde the Elder was expert at detailed pen paintings and Willem van de Velde the Younger excelled in the production of oil paintings. The overview will consist of around 40 paintings and 35 drawings by the two Van de Veldes (mostly from foreign collections), varying from small sketches to monumental naval battles and supplemented with, among other things, model ships and a special tapestry.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €40,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 1 October 2021 and 27 March 2022.

See also:
      Willem van de Velde en zoon: schilders met zeebenen (NRC)
      Liveverslag vanaf een zeventiende-eeuws oorlogsschip (Trouw)
      Firma Van de Velde in het Scheepvaartmuseum: voor al uw zeegezichten in kleur en zwart-wit (Parool)
      Tentoonstelling Willem vvn de Velde en zoon in Het Scheepvaartmuseum (NPO Radio 1)
      Scheepstekenaar Willem van de Velde was eerste 'embedded' oorlogsreporter (Telegraaf)

The Battle of Livorno (detail), Willem van de Velde de Oude (1610-1693)
The Battle of Livorno (detail), Willem van de Velde de Oude (1610-1693)



Dordrechts Museum 'In the light of Cuyp. Aelbert Cuyp & Gainsborough - Constable - Turner', Dordrechts Museum, 2021-2022
The landscape painter Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691) lived and worked for his entire life in the town of Dordrecht. During his life his work was sold predominantly in and around Dordrecht, but in the mid-eighteenth century his art was discovered by English art collectors, resulting in 'Cuyp mania'. Aelbert Cuyp's work had a major impact on English landscape painters in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Painters such as Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable and J.M.W. Turner particularly admired his work. The Dordrechts Museum is marking the 400th centenary of the artist's birth with an ambitious exhibition on Aelbert Cuyp's influence on English landscape painting. 35 of Cuyp's paintings and an equal number of his successors' paintings from foreign (mainly British) collections will be coming to Dordrecht.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 40,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 3 October 2021 and 6 March 2022.

See also:
      Hoe grote Britse schilders geïnspireerd raakten door Aelbert Cuyp (NRC)
      Windstille haven (De Groene Amsterdammer)
      Alles wat een Cuyp een Cuyp maakt.Zijn mooiste schilderijen keren terug naar Dordrecht (Volkskrant)
      Tentoonstelling biedt mogelijkheid om vergeten Dordtse kunstenaar Aelbert Cuyp echt te leren kennen (AD)
      Aelbert Cuyp te zien in Dordrechts Museeum (Tableau magazine)

Gezicht op Dordrecht, Aelbert Cuyp, Kenwood House, Londen
Gezicht op Dordrecht, Aelbert Cuyp, Kenwood House, Londen





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Classical music
Nationale Opera & Ballet Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Bus transport to school matinees, 2022-2025
The mission of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet (NOB) is for everyone to experience the magic of opera and ballet and it welcomes visitors of all ages. The NOB focuses particularly on young people: it wants every school-going child (in both primary and secondary education) to have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be moved by a beautifully sung story or a magnificent dance experience. School matinees are an important part of the programme for primary schools: extra performances of specially selected opera and ballet productions exclusively for schools from across the Netherlands. The school matinees have proved very popular, but transport to the theatre is an organisational and financial barrier to many schools outside Amsterdam. By providing bus transport the NOB wants to offer a structural solution to this problem and reach primary school children from all over the country.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 115,800 towards bus transport to the special Dutch National Opera & Ballet school matinees, which will take place between September 2020 and June 2025.

See also:
      Turing museumbussen - overzichtspagina
      Nationale Opera & Ballet: other projects

Nationale Opera en Ballet, Busvervoer naar schoolmatinees
Nationale Opera en Ballet, Busvervoer naar schoolmatinees



Noord Nederlands Orkest Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts 'Arcadia', North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2022
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Het Noord Nederlands Orkest organiseert sinds 1999 jaarlijks de Pieter Roelf Jeugdconcerten: live concerten met klassieke muziek van kwalitatief hoogwaardig niveau voor schoolkinderen (9-12 jaar) in de drie noordelijke provincies Friesland, Drenthe en Groningen.

De Turing Foundation ondersteunt het Pieter Roelf Jeugdconcert 2022 met een bijdrage van € 10.000. In verband met de Covid-19 crisis is het programma 'Concert for Rafiq' dat gepland stond voor mei en juni 2020, doogeschoven naar 2021, en vanwege dezelfde crisis in 2021 afgelast. Onze donatie wordt nu ingezet in 2022 voor de voorstelling 'Arcadia' wanneer het symfonieorkest weer in vol ornaat kan optreden. Arcadia wordt in juni 2022 zo'n 24 keer in de drie noordelijke provincies ten gehore gebracht.

See also:
      Pieter Roelf Jeugdconcerten van het NNO trekken 8000 basisschoolleerlingen naar de noordelijke theaters (Leeuwarder Courant)
      Noord Nederlands Orkest: other projects

Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts 'Concert for Rafiq', North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts 'Concert for Rafiq', North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra



Organisatie Oude Muziek Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht, 2022
The Festival Oude Muziek ('Early Music Festival') is the biggest early music festival in the world, attracting around 65,000 visitors a year. The festival's theme in 2018 is 'The Burgundy Lifestyle'. The inspiration was historian Johan Huizinga's book Herfsttj der Middeleeuwen (The Autumn of the Middle Ages; 1918), which is being used to translate Burgundian court culture - in which Franco-Flemish polyphony blossomed, and became the model for European music - and the history of the Burgundian mentality into a prospectus for the festival.

The Turing Foundation supports Festival Oude Muziek during the pandemic 2020-2022 with € 6,000.

See also: Organisatie Oude Muziek: other projects

Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht
Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht



Prinses Christina ConcoursClassic Express 'Classic Express', Prinses Christina Concours, 2022
The Princess Christina Competition (founded in 1967) wants all children and young people in the Netherlands to be acquainted with (classical) music. It aims to stimulate and support their musical talent. One of the Princess Christina Competition's most appealing educational activities is the Classic Express: an extendible truck with technological gadgets which creates a real concert experience. In this mobile concert hall, primary school pupils aged four to twelve can attend a concert and be given music lessons by winners of the competition. The Classic Express visits regular and special-needs schools, and explicitly looks for schools in vulnerable neighbourhoods when choosing schools.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €20,000 towards the Classic Express activities in 2022.

See also:
      Prinses Christina Concours: other projects
      Classic Express: other projects

A concert in the Classic Express
A concert in the Classic Express



Het Leerorkest Het Leerorkest, 2022
The Leerorkest (founded in 2005) wants to give as many children as possible the opportunity to discover how much fun it is to play an instrument and make music together. Affiliated primary schools offer pupils a weekly music lesson, given by professional music teachers. The children are introduced to (classical) music, learn to play a musical instrument and can participate in after-school talent orchestras and follow-up programmes at secondary school. About 5,000 children in Amsterdam play a musical instrument in one of the more than 30 Leerorkests. The children are loaned an instrument for free from the National Leerorkest Instrument Depot, which was set up by the Leerorkest and manages approximately 8,000 musical instruments. Orchestras are set up in all parts of the city, but especially in neighbourhoods where extra attention is really needed.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €20,000 towards the Leerorkest's activities in 2022.

Het Leerorkest
Het Leerorkest



Nederlands Dans Theater Schoolvoorstellingen, Het Nederlands Dans Theater, 2022
The Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT, founded in 1959) is a leading international contemporary dance company based in The Hague. Every year the NDT reaches about 150,000 visitors all over the world with innovative artistic productions. Talent development and education are important cornerstones of the organisation's policies. The NDT wants to introduce children to dance as an art form, thus contributing to their social-emotional and artistic development. The NDT has developed a multidisciplinary project for children aged nine to twelve at schools in the Hague region. This project is working towards four major dance performances in February and May 2022 in the new Amare theatre in The Hague which will reach a total of approximately 3,600 children. It emphasises reaching schools in deprived areas and special-needs schools.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €20,000 towards this educational project by NDT in 2022.

Schoolvoorstellingen, Het Nederlands Dans Theater, 2022
Schoolvoorstellingen, Het Nederlands Dans Theater, 2022



Stichting Klassiekfabriek Klassifest, Paradiso, Amsterdam, 2022
Stichting Klassiekfabriek has been organising Klassifest in Paradiso since 2016: a one-day festival with bite-sized classical music for a young audience between the ages of 20 and 40. Whilst many orchestras and ensembles struggle to attract this target group, Klassifest has done so successfully. Its concept: all Klassifest concerts are no longer than half an hour, the bar is open and there are no seats in the hall. The venue (a pop concert venue) and the short concerts give the audience the opportunity to listen to various kinds of classical music and different musicians in a shorter time. Klassifest 2020's theme, 'Ludwig's birthday!', marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 5,000 towards Klassifest 2021. Postponed to 2022 due to the pandemic , date as yet to be determined.

Klassifest, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Klassifest, Paradiso, Amsterdam



Oerol Festival Oerol Festival, Terschelling, 2020-2021
Every year the Frisian island of Terschelling is transformed into one large stage for theatre, dance, street theatre, visual art and music for ten days. The theatre performances take place on the beach, in the dunes, forest and barns, on dikes or simply in the street. The mostly innovative performances are especially made for the venues or adjusted accordingly. Since the first edition in 1982, Oerol has grown into a household name in the Netherlands, and its high-quality, newly staged work reaches a large (up to 135,000 tickets are sold a year), wide and curious audience. Oerol 2021 had to be cancelled due to the corona pandemic.

The Turing Foundation supports the Oerol Festival during the pandemic 2020-2021 with € 4,000.

See also: Oerol Festival: other projects

Oerol Festival 2019, Terschelling
Oerol Festival 2019, Terschelling



Oranjewoud Stichting Landgoed­concerten Oranjewoud Festival, Heerenveen, 2020-2021
The Oranjewoud Festival takes place every summer at the Oranjewoud estate near Heerenveen. This colourful music festival presents high-quality classical music in the most accessible and stimulating way possible. A total of 160 concerts will be performed over five days in four programme parts: a main programme, free short concerts in the 'Test Garden' at the heart of the festival, a mini-festival for children up to the age of twelve in the 'Children's Test Garden' and peripheral programming. The Oranjewoud Festival draws more than 15,000 visitors every year.

The Turing Foundation supports Oranjewoud Festival during the pandemic 2020-2021 with € 4,000.

See also: Oranjewoud Stichting Landgoed­concerten: other projects

Oranjewoud Festival 2018
Oranjewoud Festival 2018



Strijkkwartet Biënnale Amsterdam String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam, 2021-2022
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
In 2022 vond de Strijkkwartet Biënnale, het grootste strijkkwartet-festival ter wereld, plaats in zijn kleinste vorm. Vanwege de aanhoudende onzekerheid rondom de coronamaatregelen is dit festival geannuleerd. Met radio-uitzendingen, een live-stream vanuit New York én een last-minute live-concert zal de derde editie van de Biënnale - de corona-editie - waarschijnlijk ook de geschiedenis in gaan als de meest memorabele editie. De Turing Foundation steunde de eerste twee edities van de Biënnale in 2018 en 2020.

De Turing Foundation steunt de organisatie van de Biënnale gedurende de corona-pandemie met € 2.000.

See also: Strijkkwartet Biënnale Amsterdam: other projects

The Impossible Voyage, String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam, 2018
The Impossible Voyage, String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam, 2018



Wonderfeel Wonderfeel Festival, 's Graveland, 2022
The Wonderfeel festival has been organised on a former estate in 's-Graveland since 2015: a three-day outdoor classical music festival with the relaxed atmosphere of a pop festival. The seven Wonderfeel stages highlight various genres in classical music. More than 350 musicians will give more than 100 concerts from noon to midnight. The regular concerts are accompanied by varied peripheral programming consisting of nature excursions, pop-up concerts, literature, poetry and children's activities.

The Turing Foundation supports Oranjewoud Festival during the pandemic with € 2,000.

See also: Wonderfeel: other projects

Wonderfeel 2019, 's Graveland
Wonderfeel 2019, 's Graveland



Het Residentie Orkest 'The Residents', music education for children aged eight to twelve, 2021-2022
'The Residents' is the Residentie Orkest's prime educational project for children between the ages of eight and twelve. For ten years now, hundreds of children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods in The Hague have been given the opportunity to develop and broaden their horizons through music. Children learn to play an instrument in a three-year course at primary schools. The participants are given an extensive introduction to musical instruments, visit a rehearsal by the orchestra, meet a musician and visit a performance. Then they choose 'their' instrument and are given weekly instrumental music lessons in a group by professional music teachers.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 20,000 towards this project in the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Residents, educatie voor kinderen van groep 5 t/m 8
The Residents, educatie voor kinderen van groep 5 t/m 8



Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest 'Welcome to the Orchestra', classical music for children aged eight to eleven, 2021-2022
Welkom bij het Orkest (Welcome to the Orchestra) introduces primary school pupils aged eight to eleven to classical music and the symphony orchestra. The programme's central theme is a weekly vlog in which presenter Pepijn Gunneweg looks for a piece of music he has heard somewhere. He gradually becomes fascinated by how this music is made and he discovers the musicians, instruments and eventually the (Netherlands Philharmonic) orchestra behind the music. Pupils prepare in class for a visit to the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra with teaching materials, songs, body percussion, conducting, musicians visiting the class and music lessons via live stream. And after five weeks they are ready for a real concert by the entire Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra at the NedPhO-Koepel in Amsterdam East.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 20,000 towards this project in the 2021-2022 academic year.

See also: Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest: other projects

'Welcome to the Orchestra', classical music for children aged eight to eleven
'Welcome to the Orchestra', classical music for children aged eight to eleven



Het Balletorkest 'Beauty and the Beast', music education for children aged eight to twelve, 2021-2022
The Dutch Ballet Orchestra is a symphony orchestra consisting of 45 permanent musicians and is the permanent musical partner of the Dutch National Ballet and the Nederlands Dans Theater. The production Belle en het Beest (Beauty and the Beast) is the Dutch Ballet Orchestra's new structural education programme for primary school pupils aged eight to twelve. The project consists of a performance, digital teaching material and music workshops at the schools, given by Dutch Ballet Orchestra musicians and music teachers. The development phase is in autumn 2021 and the implementation phase will start in March 2022 in the Haarlem, Zaandam, Alkmaar and Utrecht regions. A total of sixteen school performances and eleven family performances are planned for 6,400 primary students and 7,300 other visitors over two seasons.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 20,000 towards this educational project in the 2021-2022 academic year. The contribution is earmarked for the development phase.

See also: Het Balletorkest: other projects

'Beauty and the Beast', music education for children aged eight to twelve
'Beauty and the Beast', music education for children aged eight to twelve



Grachtenfestival Amsterdam Het Grachtenfestival (The Canal Festival), Amsterdam en omstreken, 2021
The Grachtenfestival, founded in 1998, is a ten-day festival with classical music at special locations in Amsterdam, with performances that are free or have a low admission price. No fewer than 265 concerts are being organised this year at 100 different venues, both in the centre of Amsterdam and in North, New West, on the IJ, at the Zuidas and beyond the ring road. The Grachtenfestival is performing more and more in districts outside the centre of Amsterdam to reach a larger and more diverse audience. In addition to the festival's popularity amongst the general public, the Grachtenfestival is an important stage and springboard for young and talented musicians.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 15,000 towards this festival, which will be from 13 to 22 August 2021.

See also:
      Jonge musici tonen lef en spelvreugde op het Grachtenfestival (NRC)
      Grachtenfestival: de film- en concertcombi in Eye smaakt naar meer (Het Parool)
      In Mars swingt de klassieke muziek soms met de felheid van een machtige bliksemschicht (Trouw)
      Grachtenfestival Amsterdam: other projects

Het Grachtenfestival (The Canal Festival), Amsterdam
Het Grachtenfestival (The Canal Festival), Amsterdam



SeaSession School performances of Circus Charms Music Theatre Production, 2020-2022
Frank and René Groothof return to the theatre with the project 'Circus Charms', a music theatre production based on the stories, plays and poems of Russia's greatest absurdist writer Daniil Charms (1905-1942). Charms' work has been adapted into a performance consisting of a mix of circus, storytelling, brothers' quarrels and film. The common thread is classical music: the ensemble SeaSession is performing chamber music by unknown avant-garde Soviet composers from the 1920s - Alexei Zhivotov, Alexander Mosolov, Arno Babajanian, Vladimir Deshyevov and Leonid Polovinkin - contemporaries of Charms. A total of eleven family performances and six school performances are being performed.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €15,000 towards this project, which will take place between 19 September and 29 December 2020. The contribution is earmarked for the school performances.

See also:
      Bij Circus Charms schuilt zelfs in een luciferdoosje theatermagie (NRC)
      Circus Charms van Frank en René Groothof is speels, mal, lief en mooi ***** (Volkskrant)
      'Vrolijk absurdisme in het circus' (Theaterkrant)
      'De broertjes Groothof zijn nog even speels' (Parool)

School performances of the Circus Charms music theatre production
School performances of the Circus Charms music theatre production



Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Pärt Festival, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, 2022
Muziekgebouw aan' t IJ is honouring composer Arvo Pärt (Estonia, 1935) with a festival presenting an overview of his oeuvre. Pärt composed sacred minimalist compositions with emotion and warmth unprecedented in this style. Works such as Tabula Rasa (1977) and Passio (1982) have been taken up by a wide and diverse audience. The festival programme has a total of ten concerts performed by top musicians such as trombone player Jörgen van Rijen, pianist Ralph van Raat, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Capella Amsterdam and the Cello Octet Amsterdam. Extensive peripheral programming provides context, there are introductory concerts for children and young people, and media partner NPO Radio 4 will broadcast live throughout the festival.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 10,000 towards this festival, which can be seen between 23 and 27 March 2022.

See also:
      Het beste van Arvo Pärt ontroert: sopranen uit Estland lichtten op als sterren aan de hemel *** (Volkskrant)
      Arvo Pärt is veel meer dan mindfulness (NRC)
      Veelbelovende opening Pärt Festival: schallende scheepshoorns en ademloze stilte (Parool)
      Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ: other projects

Pärt Festival, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Pärt Festival, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam



Wonderfeel Wonderfeel Festival, 's Graveland, 2021-2022
The Wonderfeel festival has been organised on a former estate in 's-Graveland since 2015: a three-day outdoor classical music festival with the relaxed atmosphere of a pop festival. The seven Wonderfeel stages highlight various genres in classical music. More than 350 musicians will give more than 100 concerts from noon to midnight. The regular concerts are accompanied by varied peripheral programming consisting of nature excursions, pop-up concerts, literature, poetry and children's activities.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 10,000 towards Wonderfeel 2021, which will be from 16 to 18 July 2021.

See also:
      Muzikale kalverliefde heerst op buitenfestival Wonderfeel **** (NRC)
      Alles klopt op Wonderfeel, van de gesmeerde organisatie tot het hoge niveau van de artiesten **** (De Volkskrant)
      Onverminderd genieten bij corona-editie festival Wonderfeel
      Even ontsnappen op openluchtfestival Wonderfeel: Het voelt als een verboden vrucht (Trouw)
      Wonderfeel: other projects

Wonderfeel 2019, 's Graveland
Wonderfeel 2019, 's Graveland



Concertgebouw Fonds Mahler Festival 2021, Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 2021
The Concertgebouw intends to organise another large-scale Mahler Festival in 2020, 100 years after the first edition. Over the space of ten days, all of Mahler's symphonies will be performed in the Main Hall by the world's most famous orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. A Mahler Pavilion will be assembled on the Museumplein in front of the Concertgebouw so as many people as possible can enjoy the festival. During the day there will be lunch concerts, lectures and educational activities in the Pavilion. The evening concerts in the Main Hall will be screened in the Pavilion through a video and audio link.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 15,000 towards this festival. This contribution has been earmarked for the programming in the Mahler Pavilion.

Mahler Festival 2021, Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Mahler Festival 2021, Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam





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Poetry
In the past, the Turing Foundation also supported poetry projects.
As of 2022, the foundation concentrates on the visual arts and music education.
Querido The first anthology of Dutch poetry, 100 poems from the Netherlands from 1945 to now, Querido, 2021-2022
Tsead Bruinja, Poet Laureate from 2019 to 2021, has compiled an anthology consisting of 100 poems in 'all languages in the Netherlands'. As well as poems in Dutch, poems in regional languages and dialects are also included in the collection, as are poems in immigrants' mother tongues. The poems include a translation into Dutch. Bruinja wants this anthology to give an inclusive impression of Dutch poetry. He has not tried to make a definitive selection but wants to make a good start with a new way of looking at what 'Dutch' literature is, which includes Remco Campert, Tjitske Jansen and Radna Fabias, but also Tsjêbbe Hettinga, Jan Glas and Nydia Ecury, as well as Mowaffk Al-Sawad and Mia You. Querido will publish the anthology during Poetry Week 2022, at the end of January 2022.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 5,000 towards this anthology in 2021.

The first anthology of Dutch poetry, 100 poems from the Netherlands from 1945 to now
The first anthology of Dutch poetry, 100 poems from the Netherlands from 1945 to now



Turing GedichtenwedstrijdPoëzieclub The Twelfth Poetry Contest 2020-2021
The Turing Poetry Contest was organised between 2009 and 2018 by the Turing Foundation and the Poetry Club. The Poetry Club continued the competition in 2019 with a new name, The Poetry Contest, and made it part of Prijs de Poëzie, a broad new initiative for poetry prizes. The contest is being followed up in 2020 with the same approach: registration is anonymous, everyone is free to participate and the main prize is a grand €10,000.

The Turing Foundation is donating the prize money for the twelfth edition of the Poetry Competition, a total of €14,500.

See also:
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd: other projects
      Poëzieclub: other projects

The Twelfth Poetry Competition
The Twelfth Poetry Competition





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