Glowing Glazes

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.

Treasure from a steamer trunk

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.

Sunday with Rembrandt

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.

Mesdag & Japan

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.


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.,

Tussen Kunst & Kitsch
(photograph: AVROTROS)

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!

Change of address(Photo: Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam)

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