Art Collection & Gathering of Knowledge
In recent years, so-called transhistoric exhibitions have become increasingly popular worldwide: exhibits where works of art from different time periods and cultural backgrounds are shown together. Together with M-Museum in Leuven, we initiated the international research project The Transhistorical Museum: Objects, Narratives and Temporalities in 2015.
The Frans Hals Museum has the world’s largest, most important collection of Frans Hals’s work. As the figurehead of Haarlem’s art and the person after whom the museum is named, Frans Hals takes centre stage in the museum’s activities. The museum has therefore set up the Frans Hals Research Center.