For years, two paintings by Van Gogh were missing. In 2016 they were found, yet both works showed a severe loss. Now, the conservation treatment is completed and the paintings are back on view in the museum.
17 April to 15 September 2019
Fourteen years after they had gone missing, the improbable happened: the paintings stolen from the museum in 2002 were recovered! Before they could return to the museum, both View of the Sea at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen needed treatment. Both works were damaged and were found 'naked', without their frame.
The restoration and conservation treatment are now completed and the paintings and are back on view in the museum. After 15 September the recovered paintings will move to a new place in the museum. They continue to be on view for everyone to enjoy.
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The painting of the Reformed Chruch in Neunen has a special family story. Van Gogh made it for his mother. She was confined to her bed with a broken leg, and he wanted to cheer her up. He chose the subject with care: his father was minister of this church.
All masterpieces by Van Gogh can be ordered as high quality print. Ideal as a gift and a great way to add some colour to your house. Prints are available on canvas or on paper. They come with various types of frames.
Unravel Van Gogh
The app Unravel Van Gogh shows the numerous stories that are hidden in and underneath the paint. Discover all details in the recovered paintings and find out more about the conservation and restoration treatment.