Alte Pinakothek Reopens Renovated Rooms with Vermeer From Rijksmuseum

The energy-related renovation work in the Alte Pinakothek that was started four-and-a-half years ago has now been completed. On 03 July 2018 all thirteen rooms on the upper level will be fully accessible. To mark the completion of the renovation work and to celebrate this occasion the Rijksmuseum has loaned  Vermeer’s Woman in Blue Reading a Letter to Munich. It will be on show in the Dutch Room IX from 03 July until 30 September.

The Rubens Gallery of the Alte Pinakothek in new light © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, photo: Johannes Haslinger

The Rubens Gallery of the Alte Pinakothek in new light
© Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, photo: Johannes Haslinger

Cordoned off areas have been opened up and a tour of the whole building will now be possible once again. For almost 20 years it had no longer been possible to view the paintings in the main rooms by natural light anymore. But now, anyone visiting the Alte Pinakothek on a bright summer’s day will instantly recognize the pleasant effect of daylight. Constantly changing natural light brings the paintings to life in a way that has not been seen for decades.

New gallery rooms for Early German Painting on the ground floor of the Alte Pinakothek Photo: Haydar Koyupinar © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

New gallery rooms for Early German Painting on the ground floor of the Alte Pinakothek Photo: Haydar Koyupinar © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen