We are delighted to announce that this year's News Xchange will officially open on Tuesday evening, 14 November, with a reception hosted by our partner, the NOS, and co-hosted by The City of Amsterdam and The Rijksmuseum. What an extraordinary way to begin our Amsterdam experience -- a private evening at one of the world's most exceptional art museums. Recently re-opened after a renovation lasting eight years, the "new" Rijksmuseum is a journey through Dutch history and the history of art from the Middle Ages until the 20th Century. The Golden Age...a key theme you will hear about during this year's conference.
The standing dinner reception will take place in the stunning glass Atrium of the Rijksmuseum. All guests will have access to the Gallery of Honor, an extended corridor directed towards a clear focal point: Rembrandt's The Night Watch. On view in the side alcoves are masterpieces by the great artists of the 17th century, including Rembrandt and Vermeer, among others. Guides will be available to share their art history expertise.
Please be sure to mark your calendars and make your travel plans accordingly, so that you arrive in Amsterdam on time to attend this opening reception on the Tuesday evening. All registered News Xchange delegates will receive an invitation to this exclusive, once in a lifetime experience. Stay tuned for more information to come.