High-tech company ASML to create Vincent's Lightlab in Nuenen
VELDHOVEN, July 2, 2019 - High-tech company ASML enters into long-term partnership with Van Gogh Brabant in Nuenen and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, where Van Gogh's search for color and light meets state-of-the-art technology.
"Vincent van Gogh was from Brabant, and was a rebel and an innovator. Light inspired him and it was central to his work, just like it is at ASML," says Peter Wennink, President & CEO of ASML. “This collaboration gives us the opportunity to help connect and preserve the Van Gogh heritage in Amsterdam and Brabant and to share our knowledge with a wider audience. "
Vincent's lightlab in Nuenen
Vincent van Gogh painted his first masterpiece in Nuenen in 1885: The Potato Eaters. It was the result of an intensive search for perspective and light that characterizes his Brabant period. This collaboration contributes to the realization of the planned extensions to the Vincentre Museum. In addition, ASML will initiate the realization of the ‘Vincent’s Lightlab’ within the expansion of Vincentre Museum. Here, visitors from young to old discover what light is, how important it is in the world around us and how Van Gogh experimented with it in his paintings. The expansion of the museum and the opening of Vincent's Lightlab are planned for early 2021.
Frank van den Eijnden, director Van Gogh Brabant / Van Gogh Sites Foundation: “I am proud of this collaboration with ASML. It confirms the relevance of Vincent Van Gogh as an inspirer and innovator and shows what Brabant excels in: craftsmanship, collaboration and innovation. Thanks to the expertise and power of ASML, we can take Vincent Van Gogh's heritage into the future.”
Research and education at Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
The partnership witjh the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will focus on research, restoration and education. ASML is committed as a main partner for a period of five years to the Van Gogh Museum, as a ‘Partner in Science’. Adriaan Dönszelmann (business director of the Van Gogh Museum): "We are delighted and honored by this collaboration and look forward to working with this fantastic company."