Van Gogh Museum launches Facebook campaign 'Vote for your favourite Vincent'

20 August 2012

− Vincent van Gogh moves people with his work. Does he move you too? −

Vote for your favourite VincentAt the end of September the Van Gogh Museum will be relocating to its temporary accommodation at the Hermitage Amsterdam, which will be hosting its collection for a period of seven months. But starting today, you can enjoy a sneak preview of the collection that will be displayed at the museum on the Amstel River by joining the Facebook campaign Vote for your favourite Vincent. We are curious to find out which of Van Gogh’s works in the collection are your favourites, and why.

In this campaign, everyone who is logged in on Facebook can vote for his or her favourite work in the forthcoming presentation Vincent: The Van Gogh Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam and explain this choice in a few words. The presentation itself is divided into seven themes, and so is this online voting campaign: the campaign will run for the seven weeks.

Van Gogh surprise package
Each week will spotlight a new theme, with different works of art, introduced by a video in which Leo Jansen, curator of paintings at the Van Gogh Museum, gives a brief explanation of the theme. You can take part as many times as you want, but you can only vote for a work once. Every week a winner will be announced, who will receive a Van Gogh surprise package.

The campaign was developed in partnership with Mirabeau.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/vangoghmuseum

Van Gogh Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam
From 29 September 2012 until 25 April 2013, a large proportion of the Van Gogh collection will be displayed at the Hermitage Amsterdam. The presentation at our temporary location is entitled Vincent: The Van Gogh Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam. At the end of September the museum at Museumplein is closing for seven months to undergo essential renovation. The building is to be upgraded so that we can continue to guarantee the safety of visitors and artworks in the longer term. Masterpieces by Van Gogh, including some 75 paintings, as well as letters, a number of works on paper and a few Van Gogh objects, will remain on view during this presentation, but they will be displayed at Amstel 51.

More information on the presentation

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