Amsterdam city archives-Rembrandt Privé


The exhibition Rembrandt Privé tells the personal story of the greatest painter in Dutch history. The artist lived an important part of his life in Amsterdam and left many traces in the archives in addition to a large number of works of art.

The Amsterdam City Archives stores a large number of these documents, about his daily life, his work, his clients, his wives, children and money problems. With the original seventeenth-century documents, the exhibition tells famous and unknown stories about Rembrandt. So there is the new story about the black community near the Breestraat, where Rembrandt lived. In addition to the archive documents, Rembrandt’s original work can also be seen in the exhibition. There are etchings and drawings from Amsterdam city archives own property and on loan from, among others, the Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

  • Tentoonstelling 7 december 2018 – 7 april 2019
  • Location: Amsterdam City Archives
  • Idea and Content: Linda Maas, Stefanie van Odenhove & Ludger Smit
  • Exhibition design: Synergique
  • Lighting design: Rapenburg Plaza
  • Décor construction: Exhibitionists