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Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography is a photography museum in Amsterdam. It opened in 1999.To visit Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography on your holiday in Amsterdam, and find out what else Amsterdam has to offer, use our Amsterdam.
Huis Marseille was the first photography museum in the Netherlands when it opened in 1999; the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, the Fotomuseum Den Haag in The Hague, and FOAM in a nearby building have opened since. The museum is housed in a residence built around 1665 for a French merchant, and contains 13 exhibition spaces and a restored room in Louis XIV style; the building was restored and the museum extended into the adjacent building in 2007–2013.
Exhibitions generally use the entire space and have mostly featured documentary photography. They have included Rob Hornstra's Sochi Project, photographs of Kyoto by Jacqueline Hassink, Sarkis' Ring Portraits, work by Juul Kraijer, and various photographers' works portraying dance.
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Huis Marseille reviews
Three weeks on and I still remember how much that gallery affected me. How it almost moved me as a space, if that's even possible. The show that was on wasn't of any personal interest but the building...intimate, quiet, imposing but not intrusive, it was a joy to walk in. And those massive windows, they made me feel like I was in a house that I wanted to get very comfortable in. It doesn't look it but it's a massive space split up in two buildings and the up and down of stairs adds a 'getting lost' sense that in a space like that is very welcome. It's a unique experience and I'll definitely add it to my necessary stops list next time I'm in Amsterdam.
They only open until 6pm everyday, unlike FOAM. It is small. When I visited it, there were two exhibitions. It’s just like stepping into a house not a museum. The photos were hanged in different rooms of the house but the space was still so large for the photos that I felt I was looking more at the walls not the photos. Also the fact that they placed the tags so far away from the photos made me feel like they were trying to fill up the space.
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