An overview of theExhibitions

Exhibitions
April - September 2025
War in Arcadia
The Second World War at the Dutch Country House through the eyes of contemporary artists What happened at Country Houses and Estates during the Second World War? They were sieged by the Germans, destroyed during the liberation, and used as hospitals or refuge; a diversity...
The Netherlands
september - december 2024
Wearable Wunderkammer
Wearable Wunderkammer is an exhibition with contemporary jewellery inspired by the curiosity cabinet. Conceived for the Georgian mansion Newbridge House -County Dublin, Ireland- it is inspired by its Cabinet of Curiosities presented in the Museum Room. Throughout the house the exhibition shows the work of...
Various locations in Europe
June 1, - September 30, 2023
To be known is to be loved
Every year Middachten Castle in De Steeg, The Netherlands, choses a lesser known part of their collection to highlight to the public. Victoria Countess Bentinck (1863-1949) collected cabinet photos and cartes-de-visite. Her albums are part of the collection of Middachten. During the summer of 2023...
Kasteel Middachten
June 17, 2022 - September 18, 2022
For the Love of the Master, 25 artists fascinated by Piranesi
2020 marked the tricentenary of the birth of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. The Italian architect, antiquarian, etcher, vedutista, designer and writer was one of the foremost artistic personalities of the 18th century in Rome. His interpretation of the classical world has become of great significance not...
The Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle and the Casino at Marino, Dublin Ireland
April 8, 2022 - June 24, 2022
Copy-Cat
There is no such thing as a copy. Everything is a translation of something else. * The 18th century building ‘Paviljoen Welgelegen’, the seat of the King’s commissioner of the province of Noord-Holland in Haarlem, stages every three months a contemporary art exhibition under the...
Paviljoen Welgelegen, Provinciehuis Haarlem, The Netherlands
September 14, 2018 - November 4, 2018
On a Pedestal: celebrating the contemporary portrait bust in the 21st century
In September 2018 the works selected for the exhibition On a Pedestal presented for two months at Castletown House were transferred to the State Apartments of Dublin Castle. The exhibition changed character within the period rooms of Dublin Castle with more emphasize on the individual...
Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
July 2, 2018 - August 31, 2018
On a Pedestal: celebrating the contemporary portrait bust in the 21st century
The inspiration for this exhibition came from the eighteenth-century interiors of Castletown House, a magnificent Georgian country house near Dublin, and its most famous occupant Lady Louisa Conolly. The house is in the care of the Office of Public Works in Ireland. Hélène from HB...
Castletown House, Co. Kildare, Ireland
April 21, 2018 - October 31 2018
Armed with Beauty: women and power since the Middle Ages
The exhibition investigated the material and immaterial – mostly invisible – means women have had of controlling power from the Middle Ages to the present day. It presented seven female icons from Dutch history and brought them to life through historical objects. Three contemporary artists...
Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot, Muiden, The Netherlands
May 1, 2015 - July 5, 2015
Sweet 18: contemporary art, fashion and design inspired by the 18th century
The former summer residence of the aristocratic d’Ursel family in Hingene near Antwerp was built in the eighteenth century. In the summer of 2015 it hosted this unusual exhibition which portrayed the eighteenth century through the eyes of fifty contemporary designers, artists and fashion designers,...
Kasteel d’Ursel, Hingene, near Antwerp, Belgium