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Monday, 17 August 2009

Come, Visit the Kattenkabinet...

Cats Pictures, Images and Photos

Fhina is on her hols in Amsterdam, meanwhile,
La Goddess, Wiki, tells me: "The KattenKabinet ("Cat Cabinet") is an art museum in Amsterdam devoted to works depicting cats. The museum collection includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works of art by Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Corneille, Sal Meijer, Théophile Steinlen, and Jože Ciuha, among others.

The museum is housed in a canalside building at Herengracht 497, in the grand Gouden Bocht ("Golden Bend") of this canal. The house and the adjacent building at Herengracht 499 were built in 1667 for the patrician brothers Willem and Adriaen van Loon. Through the luck of the draw, Willem was given the house at number 497. Later, the house was inhabited by Amsterdam mayor Jan Calkoen and Amsterdam pensionary Engelbert van Berckel, among others. John Adams visited van Berckel at the house during his time as U.S. ambassador to the Dutch republic.

In 1985, the building was restored, and in 1990 the museum was founded by Bob Meijer in memory of his red tomcat John Pierpont Morgan (named after the American banker J. P. Morgan)".

Wow, catmania!

Come with me, mes furry, purry, fuzzy friends... Enjoy! Miaow......Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

cat Pictures, Images and Photos

7 comments:

blognut said...

Do they have a puppy museum, too?

Love the pictures and I hope you're having the best time on your trip!

XOXO
Bloggus

Alan Burnett said...

You have a wonderful ability to keep everyone entertained even whilst you are away on holiday.

Moannie said...

You are a clever puss. Nice that you are still here, while away.

Artist Unplugged said...

How purrfect of you to share while you are away. Interesting about the cat museum - thankfully not referred to as a cat house. teehee Hope you are having a fabulous time. Will look forward to reading of your adventures!!! Stay safe. :)

Suldog said...

Truly cool! There are so many things in the world that one would never guess actually existed, but they do.

Spellbound said...

Although I love my kitties, my favorite museum is the Insect one at the Smithsonian in DC. I got to hold a fuzzy little Tarantula, more like a small rodent than a spider, it sat patiently in my hand and watched me with a thousand eyes.

carma said...

interesting...Hope you are enjoying your hols :-)

Something I wrote earlier...

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