Sent to Latvia: 21th September 2011 Received by Guna: 26th September 2011 Distance: 1174 km Travel time: 6 days.
Guna is a book lover, so I was happy to send her this card of Museum Meermanno.
In magazine “Book Post” which I am subscribed, was this postcard of the museum.
On the back, readers are invited to help to save the museum (2011).
We’ve been there in October 2011 and I’ll show you some pictures below.
2011 10 05 Museum Meermanno, front door
2011 10 05 Museum Meermanno, spiral staircase
2011 10 05 Museum Meermanno, books Don Quichotte
The museum was saved, but faces new cuts that threaten his existence again.
Read more at Wikipedia.
Museum Meermanno | House of the Book, (Huis van het boek) formerly called Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum, is a museum named after Willem Hendrik Jacob van Westreenen van Tiellandt on the Prinsessegracht 30 in The Hague. It is remarkable for its collection of sculpture, books, etchings, and paintings, but is most attractive to visitors for its accurate upkeep of the 18th century Herenhuis interior with period furnishings and collectibles.
The museum has a collection of books from all periods of Western history. Medieval manuscripts, their manufacture, restoration, and accompanying research are one of the most important features of the collection. The development of writing is shown through a bird's eye view of the layout and decoration of these manuscripts. Besides the medieval manuscripts, there are also fine incunabula, printed as early as before 1501.