Tassenmuseum/Museum of Bags & Purses
September 25, 2010
Exhibition: For your eyes only: the secrets of the bag. This exhibition will be opening up bags that can usually only be admired behind glass panes, showing the private contents of womens bags. Bags and their contents tell stories about womens daily life in the past and today.
The Museum of Bags and Purses is located in an imposing canal house built in 1664 for the the mayor of Amsterdam at that time. It forms part of a row of four buildings built around the same time, sharing the same cornice and having the same layout. This is a one-of-a-kind structure for buildings in the ring of canals in Amsterdam.
The museum houses two period rooms with painted ceilings and chimney paintings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.