1917. Romanovs & Revolution

This month, February 2017, it is 100 years ago the February Revolution broke out that led to the end of the monarchy in Russia. On this occasion from 4 February to 17 September 2017 the Hermitage Amsterdam, The Netherlands, organises the exhibition “1917. Romanovs & Revolution”. An exhibition that in October will open in somewhat…

Hubert de Givenchy – To Audrey with Love

A real noble and royal surprise this exhibition “Hubert de Givenchy – To Audrey with Love” at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, The Netherlands. By appearance quite similar to the exhibition about Dutch Fashion just over a year ago, this one is totally dedicated to the famous French couturier Hubert de Givenchy (* 1927) and…

Queens of the Nile

I was already interested in royalty when I discovered the Egyptian pharaohs. My parents had friends who had lived in Israel for some time and they had been visiting Egypt. Back in the Netherlands we sometimes visited them and I loved their photo albums and books, especially the ones about the pyramids in Egypt. At…