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.
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.