Utrecht vies for Historical Museum

10th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

10 May 2007, UTRECHT – Utrecht has entered itself in the running to host the new National Historical Museum.

10 May 2007

UTRECHT – Utrecht has entered itself in the running to host the new National Historical Museum.

Mayor Brouwer wrote to Education and Culture Minister Ronald Plasterk that her city wants to be considered for the location of the new museum.

Until now The Hague, Amsterdam and Arnhem have all offered themselves as candidates.

Utrecht thinks it has a good chance of attracting the museum because the city also is in the running for cultural capital of Europe in 2018. The new museum would be a welcome addition to the activities that this entails.

The municipality that is finally chosen to house the museum will be granted EUR 12 million a year for the project.

Minister Plasterk will make a decision before the summer. A spokesperson for the minister said that he could have made a fine choice from among the first three cities that announced their candidacy.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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