The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has launched Operation Night Watch, a project to restore Rembrandt van Rijn’s Night Watch in view of museum audiences and live streaming online.
The restoration of Night Watch is part of the Rijksmuseum’s Year of Rembrandt in 2019, celebrating the 350th anniversary of the death of the famous Dutch artist.
Night Watch is a great artistic masterpiece, but also an important historical document of Dutch civic patriotism and military culture during the Dutch Revolt (1566-1648), one of the major conflicts of the European Wars of Religion.
Operation Night Watch and the live stream of restoration of Night Watch is available on the Rijksmuseum website. The Rijksmuseum also has a virtual tour of the iconic painting online. The museum’s website also has further information on the artist Rembrandt van Rijn.