Mauritshuis to renovate

This item appears on page 79 of the October 2010 issue.

Starting in mid 2012, the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, Netherlands, will be closed for about a year as part of a four-year, €22-million renovation that will nearly double the exhibition space.

Much of the collection will remain on display in other locations in The Hague, but 40 works — including Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” — will travel to Japan to be shown in museums in Tokyo and then Kobe.