Virtual Tour and Fragrance Boxes from the Mauritshuis

April 16 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

For those who won't be able to make it to the Fleeting - Scents in Colour exhibition, the Mauritshuis have produced a rather fun virtual tour and accompanying 'fragrance box' which can be sent directly to your house. The fragrance box contains four different scents which accompany this sensory exhibition.

According to the museum's website:

After scanning a QR code Dutch culinary journalist Joël Broekaert and Mauritshuis Conservator Ariane van Suchtelen invite you for a tour behind the closed doors of the exhibition. Join them and discover the amazing paintings in the exhibition, using your eyes ánd your nose! 

The special scent pumps in your fragrance box allows you to actually smell the scents of the exhibition during your virtual tour. 

Curious to discover the smell of the Dutch bleaching fields of Jacob van Ruisdael'sView of Haarlem? Or the beautiful Grocer’s Shop by Willem van Mieris? Dare to sniff the stench of the foul-smelling canal of Jan van der Heyden's View of the Oudezijds Voorburgwal ?

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