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David Horne[_2_] April 13th, 2013 04:56 PM

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum reopens after renovation
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22134186

Welcome news! It's been under renovation a long time...

D

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David Horne[_2_] April 14th, 2013 10:09 AM

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum reopens after renovation
 
Martin wrote:

On Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:56:15 +0100, (David Horne)
wrote:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22134186

Welcome news! It's been under renovation a long time...

D


10 years and •250 million later.


Yup, but hopefully worthwhile. Visiting the temporary exhibition was not
fun...

D

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Gerrit April 15th, 2013 04:44 AM

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum reopens after renovation
 

"Martin" wrote in message
...

Try and visit Baron Six Van Hillegom's house in Amsterdam. It has just
reopened after refurbishment too. You have to apply in advance.
http://www.codart.nl/news/755/
http://www.collectiesix.nl/en/home-english
It's located on the Amstel on the other side from the Carre Theatre.


On Six's Dutch website he is called "Jonkheer".
I wasn't totally sure what that translates to in English but was pretty
certain it isn't "baron" so I checked a Dutch-English dictionary and that
said "esquire" so I presume it should be Squire Six van Hillegom.

Nevertheless if I ever get back to Amsterdam again I intend to check it out.
Thanks for the tip.

Gerrit - Oz


Gerrit April 15th, 2013 11:40 AM

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum reopens after renovation
 

"Martin" wrote in message
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On Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:44:30 +0800, "Gerrit" wrote:


"Martin" wrote in message
. ..

Try and visit Baron Six Van Hillegom's house in Amsterdam. It has just
reopened after refurbishment too. You have to apply in advance.
http://www.codart.nl/news/755/
http://www.collectiesix.nl/en/home-english
It's located on the Amstel on the other side from the Carre Theatre.


On Six's Dutch website he is called "Jonkheer".


He calls himself Baron in the current BBC TV series The High Art of
the Low Countries - episode 2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rszrr
You can watch it, if you use the free proxy server Anchor Free or
maybe it is shown on Oz TV too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...amilies#Barons
lists him as a baron too.

The "all knowing never wrong" Wikipedia says this about the title Jonkheer:
"Jonkheer or Jonkvrouw is literally translated as "young lord" or "young
lady". In medieval times such a person was a young and unmarried son or
daughter of a high ranking knight or nobleman. Many noble families could not
support all their sons to become a knight because of the expensive
equipment. So the eldest son of a knight was a young lord while his brothers
remained as esquires.

"However, in the Low Countries (and other parts of continental Europe), only
the head of most noble families did and does carry a title, with inheritance
via male lineage. This resulted therefore that most of the nobility was, and
is nowadays, untitled in the Netherlands. 'Jonkheer', or its female
equivalent 'jonkvrouw' developed therefore quite early into a different but
general meaning, i.e., an honorific to show that someone does belong to the
nobility, but does not possess a title."

So which part of the Wiki empire is correct? :-)

Gerrit - Oz






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