Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1890 – 1853), who worked mostly in France, left a legacy of more than 850 paintings and 1,200 drawings during his brief 10 years of career. Most of the artworks and letters were inherited to his brother Theo, and through the effort of Theo’s heirs, the collection is now on permanent exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Van Gogh’s family and heir, who were privileged to the story of Van Gogh’s life and his artworks, decided to share their special experience with the entire world. Thus founded, the Van Gogh Museum has now become a global landmark.
The only official exhibition created by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Van Gogh’s paintings can rarely travel abroad, so the Van Gogh Museum decided to create a multisensory exhibition by making full use of digital technologies. Also, the museum wanted to tell Vincent’s unique life story and introduce his works in a more appealing, entertaining way. The immersive interaction ‘Meet Vincent van Gogh’ was therefore created, inviting visitors to perceive the world through Vincent’s eyes, ears and hands - an unforgettable experience that shows his life and works from a new perspective.
The Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience is the recipient of the TEA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Immersive Touring Museum Exhibit. The Thea Committee about the experience: “The exhibit elevates the museum experience from a passive gallery to an immersive experience that allows all visitors to see and encounter these great works of art, and to know the artist, in new ways.”
“I am proud to invite you to this multi-sensory experience.
It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to experience Vincent's incredible life story.”
-Axel Rüger, Director of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam-
“I'm so proud that thanks to the Meet Vincent Van Gogh Experience
we can share - I can share - what I felt growing up with the paintings
and with Vincent's art with so many people all over the world.”
- Willem van Gogh, Advisor to the Board of the Van Gogh Museum -