Monday, 26 August 2013

Teylers Museum, Haarlem

Last weekend I went to the Teylers Museum in Haarlem. It's the first and oldest museum in the Netherlands and named after Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702-1778), a wealthy banker and silk trader in Haarlem. Living in the Age of Enlightenment, he had a great interest in the arts and science.
We were mainly interested in the building, but the collection of minerals and fossils is simply wonderful. The building reminded me of the Egyptian museum in Cairo: it has the same kind of cabinets and lighting (natural light only for the regular collection).
Below is a selection of my perceptions in the museum.

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