Private collections and museums in the Netherlands contain hundreds of crowns and tiaras. The exhibition CROWNED! shows the most extraordinary of these crowns, tiaras and diadems, from all over the world. A crown shows status and power and is therefore popular with brides, rappers, boxers and beauty misses. CROWNED! takes the visitor into the extraordinary world of crowns and coronations.
The exhibition focuses on the craft of the goldsmith and making crowns.
In the exhibition a diadem made by Maja Houtman will be shown. The exhibit was desgined as a prototype for the HRD Awards. Where one can now see sirkonias, Maja’s intention was to use real diamonds.
13.10.2016 – 05.06.2017 : Nederlands Zilvermuseum, Schoonhoven
Nederlands Zilvermuseum, Schoonhoven In corporation with Museum Rijswijk