Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

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Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography
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11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
About
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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Neighbourhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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feceli
Sao Paulo, SP246 contributions
good exhibitions
Oct 2019
If you like photographs, this is the place to visit! They have very good quality temporary exhibition presented in the diferente rooms that composes this typical house.
Written 5 November 2019
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ester94
Canton, OH522 contributions
A nice place
Oct 2019 • Couples
Interesting that we as American came all the way to Amsterdam to see a photo exhibit of an American photographer.
Written 3 October 2019
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Tomer L
Tel Aviv, Israel66 contributions
Charming museum
Sep 2019 • Couples
The museum house is classic and cosy. When visiting, you travel up and down through the five floors. The library and museum shop are full of intriguing photography issues. We caught Japanese photography books and really nice postcards.

Don’t miss out on the pastoral little garden.

The Berenice Abbott exhibition is exquisite and walked us through the 30s in NYC. We spent several hours diving deep into the amazing portraits, urban space, and urban life photos.

Definitely worth a visit!
Written 30 September 2019
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Marlies
Purmerend, The Netherlands66 contributions
Intriguing
Jul 2019 • Solo
The unfurnished room create a perfect blank canvas for some of the most mesmerising pictures I've ever seen
I've always been fascinated by the ocean and Elspeth Diederix underwater photography gave a new perspective of the colours and shapes on the seabed.
And it felt like Deana Lawsons subjects were looking straight at me.
Staff was very friendly
Definitely worth a visit
Written 27 July 2019
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annarN4956XP
Bangor, UK177 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2019 • Couples
Having visited other places of interest in Amsterdam on previous visits, we decided that this attraction had potential. We are both into photography to a certain extent and learnt a few things here and it gave me( better on creativity than technique) a few ideas.
It was fairly small and appeared new and was advertised in the Eurostar magazine. They made good use of their rooms so as not to overwhelm and there were lockers for bags and information was clearly conveyed in three languages. In the shop, I found a really good book on photography for children. Only one drawback- I like coffee shops in museums!
Written 7 July 2019
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FuzzyBeaver
Montreal, Canada1,117 contributions
Great current exhibit of women photographers
May 2019 • Couples
They have pulled together photographs from a number of women. First, it is interesting to compare the style and material of each person. It is also really revealing to check the backgrounds of all the photos. This tells a lot about the places and times. The added bonus is the museum is housed in two canal homes so you get see what they are like inside. Just be warned, there are a lot of stairs!
Written 20 May 2019
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amsterdam05
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,456 contributions
museum in two beautiful houses
Mar 2019 • Friends
The museum consists of two old houses, connected on several flooers, so easy to visit. Some rooms have old ornaments, beautiful. They also have a nice garden with a tiny house, nice. The exhibition we visited was partly a little dull, but mainly verry interesting.
Written 2 April 2019
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Beaks21
Edinburgh, UK80 contributions
Oh no not again!!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Everything I hate about photography was here. Five Women photographers. If I hear one more article or exhibition that has decided it will 'focus' on the female perspective of photography then I'll throw up. Just put on decent work. Women are under represented not because of a male bias, it's simply because there work is not good enough. I'd be more concerned with georgraphic bias which amounts to racism in photograohy. If you are not based in london, New York or Paris then you are nobody. This gallery fell hook line and sinker into showing some dismal work. Again if I see more vacuous pictures of teenage girls staring blankly at the camera then read about how the photographer has captured the multi layered personality of the sitter. . . .No they haven't! It is just someone staring blankly at a camera and it is easy to do. Really easy. So easy that it is being done all the time largely by female photographers capitalising on the zeitgiest of the Me Too generation. Basically any old crap goes as long as you are female.
Before I get slammed I have a Photography Gallery and half the photographers I show are female but never for a second would I choose them on that basis.
So my visit to this museum was sadly a huge let down.
Written 13 March 2019
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AMviajes
99 contributions
Lovely photo collection in canal house
Feb 2019 • Business
I saw the Recent Histories exhibit featuring contemporary African photography. Loved the intimate feel of discovering each exhibit room as you wind up and down the stairs and across the two joined canal houses. I saw a lovely garden / sitting area behind the museum from inside but didn't visit myself. A great stop if you are visiting the Dam or Jordaan areas.
Written 23 February 2019
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MarkHbd
2 contributions
Another hidden gem
Dec 2018 • Couples
We kind of bumped into this place and realized it was a photography museum housed in 2 adjacent 17th century townhouses.
A fabulous exhibition of Africa-themed photography in a quiet and serenely elegant building, of the kind you can only find in small European cities.
Written 15 December 2018
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