The Terborch Foundation is a new private initiative by Daaf Ledeboer and Eva Kleeman, art historians with a museum background. Six years ago they decided they would like the general public to see hidden treasures from the state vaults. They decided to organize an exhibition space in Deventer, where they live. The 12th century Bergkerk church has been restored and adapted especially for this purpose.
The Terborch Foundation is most grateful to the Ministry of Culture’s Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, to the museums and to private collectors for their most generous loans.
Curator is prof. dr. Rudi Ekkart. Ekkart, a very renowned art historian, was chairman of the research committee into nazi-looted art for nearly two decades. Eelke Muller is co-curator. Muller is an historian working for the Restitution Committee.
A remarkable aspect of the exhibition is the story of the looting of the Jewish Historical Museum (JHM). Curator of this exhibition-within-the-exhibition is Julie-Marthe Cohen of the JHM. We are most grateful to the JHM for the loans and the content of this part of the exhibition.
Images on this site are courtesy of Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, Museum Prinsenhof Delft, Fries Scheepvaartmuseum Sneek and NARA.
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