Our director Elise Wessels was recently interviewed by the The Japan Times for the 2021 Netherlands Report. She discussed what we have planned for this year and the future of our collection:
“What message do you have for our readers on the future of the museum?
The core of the collection will be donated to the Rijksmuseum by the end of 2022. The selection of prints consists of major works from the early 20th century. This gift is to ensure these valuable works will have their forever home in a world-renowned museum, available to anyone with an interest in modern Japanese prints. The prints will be an extension of their current collection of Japanese prints, pulling it into the 20th century. However, Nihon no hanga is planning to continue the work we have done for the past eleven years. The collection is still growing and there are many more exhibitions we wish to share with the public in the coming years.”
Read the full article here: https://sms-bridges.com/elise-wessels-of-the-private-museum-nihon-no-hanga/