Newly Renovated Van Gogh Museum Welcomes Excited Visitors

Category: Media & Culture / May 01, 2013 10:55AM EDT
The famous Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh’s collection has finally moved back to the Van Gogh Museum after seven months of renovation. The Van Gogh Museum reopened on Wednesday, treating visitors to two different versions of his famous painting ‘Sunflowers,’ one of which is on loan from London. The walls of the museum have been repainted vibrant shades of blue and grey and the collection of paintings and drawings by the late 19th century artist has grown. The artist's working palette is also on display for the first time. The Director of collections at the museum told journalists there is much more to see now: "The big change for the visitors is, I think, the colours on the wall. Normally we have white walls and only use bright colours for specific themes, but now we have darker colours all over the building, so it's blue, yellow and grey, and of course, a lot more Van Gogh.'' Marije Vellekoop said. Adding: ''There is much more to see, much more Van Gogh paintings, much more drawings, letters, artist materials, things that are usually not in view at The Van Gogh Museum." Visitors are clearly excited to see the renovated space as many were seen standing in a long line outside waiting for the doors to open. Video Source: Reuters