Activities in English

Wendy Fossen of Casa dell’Arte works in the Mauritshuis as well as the Kunstmuseum (both in The Hague) and organises museum tours in English. Regular guests on my tours are the parents of the British School The Netherlands in The Hague/Voortschoten, parents of the British School Amsterdam as well as a number of expat museum groups.
In person tours in the Mauritshuis can be held on all the temperorary exhibitions and the permanent collection where Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring and Rembrandt’s Anatomy lesson are part of the highlight tour. A thematic tour for instance on Symbolism in 17th century Art or Women in the Mauritshuis are also possible.
The Kunstmuseum is home to the largest colection of Mondriaan paintings in the world and displays a huge collection of Delftware. In this museum I am available for tours in English on both the permanent as well as the temporary exhibitions such as Royals & Rebels – British Fashion.
All tours can either be combined with a city walk through the historic center of The Hague, or the city walk can be booked seperately. My lovely hometown The Hague as well as the beautiful city of Delft where I do tours as well, can boast on more than 750 years of history.

Contact me HERE if you want more information on a museum tour or city walk. The use of my own whisper system is always included in the price.

In January 2024 a NEW course in English will start: Fabulous Female Artists which focusses on great women artists throughout art history. After this ten week hybrid course you will be able to name at least 10 female artists!
In spring 2023 I haven given a six part course on Mythology which is now availble on demand, click on the image below for more info.
On the occasion of the Vermeer exhibition in Amsterdam in 2023 I have given a number of lectures for the BSN The Hague and BSN Amsterdam, as well as for the Dutch Speaking Association in Doha, Qatar.
For more info to organise a lecture on Vermeer for your own group, click on the image below.

Zoom Tours
Right now the Mauritshuis is the only museum in the world that offers you a megapixel view of more than 30 works in the collection. In this tour I will take you around the museum and you will feel as if you are actually there.
Apart from a number of highlights, I will show you the lesser known works located in the little cabinets. With a real live tour we are never allowed to go there with groups, so I am delighted to have the opportunity to show you these as well.
I not only offer tours for individuals but also for companies. It is a wonderful way to take you employees out of their daily routine and have them enjoy something entirely different. I have experience conducting tours via Zoom, Teams or Webex and are willing to use any other system your company might use. I promise you that it will be a great success. Not sure? Have a look at the enthousiastic response here and here and you doubt no more!
Contact me HERE if you want more information for a (digital) group tour of the Mauritshuis for your travel agency or if you wish to make enquires for city walks of The Hague in English.

Arts Talk Magazine and Arts Talk Radio: English reviews and interviews
I regularly write for Arts Talk Magazine and give interviews for Arts Talk Radio. These reviews and interviews you can find here:
Breitner & Israels at the Kunstmuseum, The Hague: interview
George Stubbs at the Mauritshuis, The Hague: interview
Berlage museum building at the Kunstmuseum, The Hague: review
Female painters in the Gallery of Honours at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: review
Fleeting – Scents in Colour at the Mauritshuis, The Hague: review and interview
Caravaggio, Bernini. Baroque in Rome at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: review
Goddesses of the Art Nouveau at the Allard Pierson Museum,Amsterdam: review
Mary Magdalene at the Catharijne Convent, Utrecht: review
Slavery at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: review
Monet. The Garden Paintings at the Kunstmuseum, The Hague: interview
The Painters of the Panorama Mesdag at the Panorama Mesdag, The Hague: review
Jan Schoonhoven at the Museum Prinsenhof, Delft: review
Artemisia. Woman and Power at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede: review
Johan Maurits at the Mauritshuis, The Hague: interview
Thérèse Schwartze at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, Delft: review and interview
Anders Zorn at the Kunstmuseum, The Hague: interview
Colour in Fashion at the Kunstmuseum, The Hague: interview
Paula Rego at the Kustmuseum, The Hague: review and interview
Alphonse Mucha at the Kunstmuseum, The Hague: interview
Balenciaga in Black at the Kunstmuseum, The Hague: review
Amalia. Ambition with Allure, Prinsenhof, Delft: interview
Golden Boy Gustav Klimt at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: review
Manhattan Masters at the Mauritshuis, The Hague: interview
Suze Robertson at the Panorama Mesdag Museum: review
Sofonisba Anguissola at Rijkmuseum Twenthe: review
Royals & Rebels at the Kunstmuseum, The Hague: review
Rosalba Carriera at the Gemäldergalerie Alte Meister Dresden: review
A Family Reunion: The Brueghels at the Noordbrabants Museum: review
Children of The Hague School at the Panorama Mesdag: interview and review
Universe Max Beckmann at the Kunstmuseum, The Hague: review