February 16, 2002 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Rijksmuseum: Many of the paintings of this famous Dutch museum can now be viewed online.
posted by justlooking (10 comments total)
The online displays are very well executed too. My brother sent me the link yesterday. He was awestruck by Rijkmuseum when he visited it and is under the impression that the site is relatively new. I tried to check out whether it has ever been posted before, but the server keeps timing out. My apolgies if it has been posted earlier.
posted by justlooking at 12:35 PM on February 16, 2002

Nice link. Been there in person. I love Holland...
posted by bingo at 12:39 PM on February 16, 2002

I had the pleasure of visiting the Rijksmuseum last October. An excellent collection of the great masters, but I have to confess that I enjoyed my visit to the Heineken Museum more! Maybe it was the 3 beer tickets that were included in the admission price?
posted by MrBaliHai at 1:06 PM on February 16, 2002

London's Tate Galleries have 25,000 works online. The Guggenheim sites are good, too
posted by liam at 1:20 PM on February 16, 2002

I should say Britain's Tate Galleries - there in Liverpool and St. Ives, too.
posted by liam at 1:22 PM on February 16, 2002

Wow, what a great site - you can download the art at high resolutions too! Thanks Kaushik.
posted by josh at 2:27 PM on February 16, 2002

Nice! Bill Gates hasn't bought the digital display copyrights to everything! Very nicely executed.
posted by mrbarrett.com at 3:29 PM on February 16, 2002

Tate Galleries site looked quite interesting. Nice captions. I do wish though, that the size of images were bigger.
posted by justlooking at 7:20 PM on February 16, 2002

Thanks for the link, I spent three or four happy hours in Amsterdam looking for culture a couple of weeks ago. I totally failed to find the Rijkmuseum (as well as the Van Gough and Anne Frank museums). Now I know what I missed.
posted by nedrichards at 11:53 AM on February 17, 2002

Neat, hopefully they can keep hackers off the Nightwatch page..
posted by tetsuo at 2:52 PM on February 17, 2002

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