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Fondation Custodia launches its E-Newsletter

The Fondation Custodia in Paris is starting an e-newsletter, which will be posted four times a year. The idea is to inform people about recent acquisitions, research, events, publications, upcoming exhibitions and other news concerning the Fondation Custodia and the Frits Lugt Collection.

The Fondation Custodia in Paris is a unique, accessible and still growing art collection, created by the extraordinary Dutch collector Frits Lugt (1884-1970). It consists of more than 100.000 works of art: mainly drawings, prints, artists’ letters and paintings. The Fondation Custodia is also renowned for its publications and research as well as its exhibitions, which are generally staged in the adjacent Institut Néerlandais.

The first issue of the newsletter contains information about the latest exhibition Un Univers intime. Paintings from the Frits Lugt Collection, which closed on 27 May. Several acquisitions are being discussed, among others two portraits by Jan de Bray and a drawing attributed to Cornelis Holsteyn. Other topics concern the restoration of a group of Cornelis Schut drawings, renovation works in the basement, the publication of the biography of Frits Lugt in English, the research project on collectors’ marks, and many more.

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