A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
New Rietberg Museum opens
by David Norden, 26 february 2007
The new Emerald Rietberg Museum extension who opened in february 2007 is splendid. With its high ceilings and three levels down it give a daylight feeling. The use of glass, wood, and precious stones is incredible. One level for the African Art, and two others for Asian, and Oceanic.
You will be able to see the Tschokwe they bought at he Vérite auction in Paris.
Also the fact that you can see all pieces and turn around is very pleasing.
Certainly worth the travel, director Mr Homberger and it's team did a great job
"Canopies of Emerald"
found at stadt-zuerich.ch
Thanks to great public success – 2002 and 2003 had the highest attendance
figures in the museum’s 50-year history, with more than 90,000 visitors –
and because of lack of exhibition space, Zurich city council decided in spring
2001 to enlarge the museum. In April 2002, the public works department of the
city council invited tenders for the project.
related article: Rietberg Museum African Art collection
Discover the African Art books I like or join me on facebook
African Antiques is the archive and not growing much anymore but still updated.
Visit African Art to join our free newsletter and read recent African Art News.
For the last news about new rietberg museum you should join our African Art Club and become an insider of the African art market.
And if you are a collector of African Art, have a look at our exclusive African Art Collection for sale.
Tribal Arts of Africa
read also :
mail David Norden phone +32 3 227.35.40