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Van Gogh Europe

Dutch, Belgian and French Van Gogh-locations founded Van Gogh Europe, a collaboration between 29 partners whose intention is to make Van Gogh’s heritage available to the public in a contemporary way. The partners are museums, heritage locations, governmental authorities, tourist organisations and the organising offices of cultural capitals such as Mons 2015 and 2018 Eindhoven | Brabant.

Worldwide interest in the life and work of Vincent van Gogh is growing. Van Gogh Europe takes this into account and wants to increase mobility of tourists who in this day and age can move quickly between different European Van Gogh locations.

Travelling was also important to Van Gogh himself. He writes about this in a letter to his brother Theo at 4 December 1877: ‘It’s good to benefit as much as possible from the journeys and trips one must make.’ The letter collection of Van Gogh was digitalized by Picturae.

A project of Van Gogh Europe is the collaboration of the authorities in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Arles that together will develop a digital route which will link the various Van Gogh locations with each other. In the Dutch province of Gelderland the Kröller-Müller Museum is working within the region to develop links between food, art and nature, thus building on the fascination that Van Gogh had with the countryside.

Interested in the letters of Van Gogh? You can read them here.