The Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht (AAMU) the only Museum in Europe dedicated to Aboriginal Art
Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.12.16
Author: Press Release
The only museum in Europe to focus exclusively on contemporary Australian Aboriginal art will close mid-2017 as its private funding comes to an end.
Utrecht's AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art opened in March 2001 and has held two exhibitions every year since, evolving into a knowledge centre and platform for Aboriginal relations within Europe. It has hosted a number of Aboriginal artists and the diversity of its exhibitions has made it a favourite among industry professionals:
In announcing the decision, Board Chairman, Dop Bär, expressed his "thanks to the employees and volunteers for their dedication, the faith of the sponsors and subsidisers, and the enthusiasm of the many visitors, the AAMU has been able to share its collection with the public in Utrecht for many years in high-quality surroundings."
The Museum's final exhibition Tracking Memories: The collective memory of the nation will display its most important pieces over the past 16 years.
Currently on is Mapping Australia - opened by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima - containing a number of historical Dutch East India Company maps alongside Aboriginal art. It runs until 15 January 2017.
Guided tour through AAMU
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