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Books in the Baron's House. The Renovation of the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum
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Books in the Baron's House. The Renovation of the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum

(Marie Christine van der Sman) The Low Countries - 2002, № 10, pp. 237-243

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A brief history and guided tour of this elegant museum in The Hague, created around the private collection of Baron Willem van Westreenen (1783-1848). After 150 years the museum has been thoroughly restored, and the baron's house was re-opened to the public in February 2002. Since 1960 the building has also housed the Museum of the Book, with its valuable collection of medieval manuscripts and incunabula. Not only the Book Room has been reconstructed, but also the Back Room, which is filled with art objects and antiquities.

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