In 2022, it will be 200 years since the Mauritshuis—once built as a residence for Count Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen—became a museum.
The Mauritshuis kicks off its festive anniversary year with an enormous quantity of flowers. The exhibition In Full Bloom presents the most beautiful flower still lifes from the seventeenth century. These paintings were immensely popular, but why? The exhibition pays special attention to female artists who made a name in this genre and who played a major role in the development of botanical science.