On Saturday April 7th I will give a speech on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition ‘Chris Lanooy: gloeiende glazuren’ in De Meestoof Museum, Sint Annaland. The exhibition shows the extraordinary versatility and talent of Lanooy (1881-1948), ranging from ceramics and glass art to sculpture and painting. On view until November 1st.www.demeestoof.nl/gloeiende-glazuren
On Saturday March 3rd I have the privilege to open an exhibition about a remarkable discovery: the steamer trunk of versatile designer and ceramic artist Bert Nienhuis (1873-1960), filled with a.o. 80 unique ceramic proofs from his workshop.The steamer trunk –a unique ceramic treasure, proofs from Bert Nienhuis’ workshop, Goedewaagen Ceramic Museum, Nieuw Buinen (Drenthe), 3 March – 14 October 2018.www.keramischmuseumgoedewaagen.nl
Sunday February 18th I will give a presentation in Centraal Museum in Utrecht about Rietveld's 'Tomado' chair for special guests of Rembrandt Foundation which supported the acquisition of this important prototype chair. www.verenigingrembrandt.nl
Dutch 19th century painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag was an avid collector of Japanese decorative arts, but also of the Eastern-inspired ceramics produced by the Rozenburg factory in The Hague. I acted as an intermediary for a special loan from a private collection: a unique Rozenburg eggshell porcelain jar shaped as an incense burner. www.demesdagcollectie.nl
Saturday March 10th I will give a presentation at TEFAF for special guests of BMW, sponsor of what is still considered to be the most prestigious art fair in the world.
The new series of AVROTROS’ Tussen Kunst & Kitsch has started, filled with extraordinary objects and amusing stories. New recordings for the 2018 fall season are scheduled as well: you will find the team of experts in a.o. Valkhof museum Nijmegen, Gallo-Roman museum in Tongeren Belgium, Frans Hals museum Haarlem and Dordrechts museum. I can’t wait to see what we will find this time! www.avrotros.nl/tussenkunstenkitsch/
Rob Driessen and Waardewerk Partnership have moved! Our new location is the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium, a historical landmark designed by Jan Wils for the 1928 Olympic games. This iconic building fits in perfectly with my specialism of 20th century applied arts & design. Waardewerk feels right at home as well, since in this partnership Erik Paol and I focus on appraisals and advice in the field of art and cultural heritage.
Rob Driessen & Maatschap Waardewerk
Olympisch Stadion 24-28
1076 DE Amsterdam