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Marie Cecile Thijs exhibition at Museum Fraeylemaborg Estate

A solo exhibition of Dutch artist Marie Cecile Thijs will be featured in the Museum Fraeylemaborg Estate in Slochteren in the north of the Netherlands.
This unique estate with its splendid English Landscape park is well known for the one of a kind exhibition spaces in the contemporary Follies throughout the estate.

The solo exhibition will run from June 19 until October 24, 2021.


Fraeylemaborg is located on an estate of more than 23 hectares. The castle dates back more than seven centuries and received its current look at the end of the 18th century. The park, partly designed by G.A. Blum and L.P. Roodbaard, is laid out in the English landscape style. In this, remnants of the formal baroque design have been preserved, such as the characteristic centre axis. The cowshed stands on the forecourt, and now houses a restaurant. Opposite that is the coach house, which contains the museum shop and the exhibition spaces. In the orangery, you will find a light-hearted presentation about the development of the park from the Ice Age to the present day. There are 17th and 18th century sandstone garden ornaments in the park.

The castle was built in the middle ages as a ‘stone house’, a defensive dwelling, and grew into an impressive building housing influential residents. The last residents, the Thomassen à Thuessink van der Hoop van Slochteren family, sold the castle to the Gerrit van Houten Foundation in 1972. Following its restoration, Fraeylemaborg became a museum. The rooms reflect the character of the age in which the home was last privately occupied, the middle of the 20th century.

Visit the site of Museum Fraeylemaborg Estate HERE
Address: Hoofdweg 30 Slochteren, The Netherlands


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