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Subject is the Teylers museum in Haarlem the Netherlands !

The Teyler Museum (or Teyler's Museum; Teylers Museum in Dutch), located in Haarlem, is the oldest museum in the Netherlands. The museum is in the former home of Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702–1778). He was a wealthy cloth merchant and Amsterdam banker of Scottish descent, who bequeathed his fortune for the advancement of art and science. He was a Mennonite and follower of the Scottish Enlightenment. Nearby the museum is the Teylers Hofje, a hofje which was also founded in Teyler's name.

The Teyler legacy to the city of Haarlem was split into three societies, one for religion, one for science, and one for the arts, known as the first, second, and third societies. The caretakers had to meet in Teyler's home weekly, and each society had five caretakers, so all of the gentlemen involved lived in Haarlem. Until his death, Teyler held weekly meetings in his home for the Mennonite community and the men's drawing school Haarlemse Teekenacademie. The drawing school moved after his death to a new location, to make room for the second society, called Teylers Physische en Naturalien Kabinetten en Bibliotheek, under the direction of Martin van Marum.

The Teyler's Museum displays an eclectic collection of fossils (among which the first ever discovered, if not recognised, of Archaeopteryx), minerals, scientific instruments, medals, coins, and paintings. It is most famous for its extensive collection of old master's prints and drawings, including several works by Michelangelo and Rembrandt. The various objects reflect the interests of 18th century wealthy men like Pieter Teyler who kept 'rariteiten kabinetten' or curiosity cabinets. The main building is built partially in and behind Teyler's former home, on his garden or 'hortus'. Behind the house, the Oval Room was built in 1784 by the architect Leendert Viervant (1752–1801). The same architect drew the plans for the hofje. The current main entrance on the Spaarne was not added until 1878 and was designed by the Viennese architect Christian Ulrich who won the design contest for a new annex, including the entrance hall and auditorium
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning lighting on the walls.
pagan-live-style Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
thanks !!
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure
Zak05 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much ;) [link] :blackrose:
Roma-Naim Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
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pagan-live-style Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
thanks for mentioning it !! greetz lenZ
Shirabelle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Oh wow, the Angle is great.
I love the Colours. Looks really great!!
pagan-live-style Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!
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