Stedelijk Museum Tour

Stedelijk Museum Tour

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One of Amsterdam's most unusual pieces of new architecture is the [UNKNOWN] museum following nearly nine years of renovations including the addition of a new buildings it's once again home to an extensive collection of contemporary and sometimes controversial art. Hi, i'm Nilou Motamed from Travel & Leisure and I'm here at the Stedelijk Museum with Nils Crouwel, the incredible architect behind the brand new addition to this Stedelijk. The strange thing is that when you look from the outside, you see two different times. You see 1895 and 2012, but when you're inside you see one big museum. The galleries are open. Inviting. And filled with art short as our conversation. Just as the architecture does. I think you coin the term bathtub. Yes, because it looks like a bathtub and it's not because wanted it to look like a bathtub, but it's white and it's shiny And we've engineered it in a way that we have complete flush facade without any seams in it. I found moving between the old and new building ,and even the subterranean galleries, utterly seamless and thoroughly engaging. The public in Amsterdam reacted very well. And some people from abroad don't really understand it. That there's always people that are very much in favor and people that are very much against. The art in the [UNKNOWN] explores many intriguing directions. And each piece receives a good deal of attention before it's put on display. We're here at the Conservation Studio at the [UNKNOWN] Museum. This is not a place visitors usually get to see. What happens here? This is where we get to treat any paintings that need any kind of TLC, so it could be a minor little scratch or it could be a full treatment, a full facelift as it were. And anything that you see in the museum will come up here at some point. The Stedelijk Museum is located on the same grand plaza as the van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. With its vast collection of modern and contemporary art, this Stedelijk is an essential stop on any visit to Amsterdam. [MUSIC]
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