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Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

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Address: Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 531 8989
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Description: Huis Marseille is Amsterdam's first photography museum. For over fifteen...
Huis Marseille is Amsterdam's first photography museum. For over fifteen years now, Huis Marseille has been offering a varied exhibition program in which photography's rich history and diverse uses are given consideration. In addition to this, the museum also frequently shows work from its own collection of contemporary photography. Huis Marseille serves as a platform for the particularization of photography. The museum provides a view of the 'landscape' taking shape in photography; it presents photographers, artists and forms of photography which do justice to visual quality and which can be counted among the medium's major, but also lesser known, highlights. This stands in contrast to the profusion of photography as a mass medium. In terms of the installation of exhibitions, the unique structure of this house plays a significant role. Each of the thirteen exhibition spaces has its own specific character, yet all of them relate well to the work on display. The building still has the atmosphere of a 'gentleman's residence', but its rooms have now become galleries. A sense of warmth and intimacy has remained. Huis Marseille strives to make the visitor feel welcome in these home-like surroundings.
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Impressing exhibitions in an amazing building

The Huis Marseille Museum is a traditional canal side house with a lovely little garden. At the time of my visit there was a great temporary exhibition "Cor was here", that took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Bottrop, Germany
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Bottrop, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Huis Marseille Museum is a traditional canal side house with a lovely little garden. At the time of my visit there was a great temporary exhibition "Cor was here", that took place in many rooms of the museum. Cor Jaring was a famous provoking photographer and an icon of the 60th and 70th. So I don´t know a lot... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Along the same canalside road as FOAM this is another interesting rabbit warren of photographic exhibitions. Has it's own cafe for customers too.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nicely set up museum with well curated exhibits and good explanatory information in English as well as Dutch. Free lockers for storing bags and coats. The museum is housed in two neighbouring traditional canal side houses and thus involves quite a lot of stairs although I believe there is also a lift.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This museum is just ebeautiful. The building is amazing and the exibit is really intersting. The museum has a ver intersting libary as well. Really worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I loved the morning I spent in Huis Marseille - it is great value for money as the space is extensive with a really interesting layout. It was not busy when we went so we were able to stroll around at our leisure. Loved how the whole exhibition was themed which is something you don't get in larger galleries. Don't... More 

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Swanscombe, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

not expensive to visit this lovely clean and multi roomed multiflooered museaum is one essentia place we visit everytime Clean loos and interesting exhibitions with a vast library you can use and a comprehensive photobook shop

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a great place to spend an hour or two checking out some great photography and short films. They have a cafe and good library library as well. There are quite a lot of levels and stairs in this former townhouse, but there is a lift available upon request.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great museum with extensive collection and amazing exhibitions. In addition to exhibitions you can see how the house on canal looks like from inside. Definitely worth to visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This would have been a more enjoyable experience had it not been full of loud school children on day trips. We ended up missing out a couple of exhibits simply because we couldn't get near them. We moved on with the hope of returning to what we missed, only to find that one raucous group and been replaced by another.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I am a photography collector so I found this museum very interesting. My standard is if I find just one artwork interesting at a rotating exhibition museum like this, I consider my trip worthwhile. I wasn't familiar with any of the artists showing when I visited, but this is why it was interesting -- seeing what's happening in Europe. I... More 

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