Huis Marseille Meet / by Andrew Stripp

There is a little known gem of a photography museum on the Grachts called Huis Marseille (HM). Mention the name to people and they either say 'huh, what now' or 'that place is the best'. So if you know you KNOW and if you don't know you probably will want to know.

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It is a privately funded museum which can afford the luxury of not promoting each exhibition loudly, to the masses, like so many others. They prefer to keep the experience of visiting the museum one of quiet introspection as opposed to elbowing your way past each piece. 

To enjoy the exhibit and the building the way it was intended we arranged a #emptymeet with a small group of Instagrammers on the 15th of April before opening hours. Benjamin from the museum very kindly opened up early for us grammers and gave an introduction to the exhibits - Jeff Cowen's ephemeral works and a trip through Egypt in the 19th Century (all original works).

Feeling the blue

Feeling the blue

It is situated across two beautiful 17th century canal houses, which are works or art in themselves. It's a bit of a labyrinth, which only adds to the experience.  So, if you want a quiet place to contemplate and enjoy some wonderful pieces then look no further than Huis Marseille.