An enormous white bathtub made out of bullet-proof material is to catapult Amsterdam's world-famous Stedelijk modern art museum back into the 21st century after an absence of almost 10 years.
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (R) seen next to Ann Goldstein, director of the newly renovated Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, during its re-opening ceremony on September 22. The Stedelijk's collection of more than 90,000 art and design objects, from Bauhaus to Warhol, is recognised as one of the most important in the world.
The museum that over 70 years ago set the trend for the now ubiquitous white gallery walls reopens on Sunday, adorned with its 100-metre bathtub-shaped extension that architect Mels Crouwel describes as "shiny, flashy... and white".
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