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06 May 2018 until 07 October 2018

“Russian Traditional Applied Arts”

125 theses of the College of Popular Arts in Saint Petersburg in the Museum de Kantfabriek

In the present time of the revival of craft, Museum de Kantfabriek shows works by one of the few colleges in the world still offering a 6-year academic education in applied arts: bobbin lace, embroidery / gold embroidery, silk painting, wood carving, wood carving, Lacquer miniature painting and gold and silversmithing.
Characteristic of the thesis is the high quality of the performance in combination with the Russian traditional forms and patterns. At the college, the traditional techniques are educated and the students use these in modern designs. The focus of this exhibition is on bobbin lace and embroidery with beautiful motifs. In addition to dresses and shawls, fans and umbrellas can also be admired.
Anyone who is familiar with Russian folk art knows that even miniature paint is often used. Above all, the painting of idyllic and religious pictures shows which special stories are told and passed on with this technique. The leg carving also shows stylish techniques and delicate patterns that often refer to the nature.
Visitors have the unique opportunity to visit these works of art in Horst aan de Maas and get to know the professionalism and beauty of traditional Russian folk art. The exhibition also shows project panels and practice pieces, which are already of particular quality as a student work. Project boards must be drawn in full color down to the smallest detail in life-size.

Russia in the Netherlands, high quality specialized crafts
Museum de Kantfabriek is proud to announce that this special exhibition has been arranged in cooperation with staff and students of the College of Folk Art in Saint Petersburg and expects that lovers of textile and other craft art as well as lovers of folk art will appreciate this expertise.

30 April 2017 until 08 October 2017

‘Flowers bloom on Paper’

From 30th April to and including 8th October 2017 Exhibition at Museum ‘de Kantfabriek’ ‘Flowers bloom on Paper’ *19th-Century hand coloured embroidery patterns with flowers as the main motif from the Atlas Landwehr-Vogels and the Gerards-Mensink collection. *New work, inspired by these embroidery patterns, from 15 artists. Hear, see, read and participate Read more »

24 May 2016 until 19 June 2016

Names from Groningen, Woven Ode

24th May up to and including 19th June

In the context of the week of weaving, from Saturday 28th May up to and including Friday 3rd June, the Museum shows recent weaving by Mirja Wark.

With two other artists she studied the (first)names of the region. Lovingly, skilfully  and strikingly she has literally woven the names into art. The work is heraldic, with banners, flags and a banderole.

The colours are those of the Groninger landscape; coleseed, wheat, sky, sunrise and starry nights.

26th June up to and including 20th November 2016. TRAVEL MATERIAL, a selection from Oman and Venezuela from Mirja Wark’s collection.


Complemented with pieces from Henriette Beukers’s collection. See the press release.

11th December up to and including 3rd April 2017   Tiel Janssen   Wearable Art

Theatre costumes and jewelery.

15 th January up to and including 26th March 2017   Karin van der Linden   Textile mood images.

30th April up to and including 8th October 2017   Flowers bloom on Paper

Handcoloured  embroidery patterns from the 19th century combined with a selection from the special art competition (see the information at the exhibitions).


More information will follow.


21 February 2016 until 05 June 2017

Expected exhibitions

This year also expected in Museum de Kantfabriek Read more »

21 February 2016 until 05 June 2016


This spring the focus is on modern weaving at ‘Museum de Kantfabriek’ with the new exhibition WOVEN MATERIAL. This exhibition, from February 21st up to and including June 5th, shows work made by four weaving artists. The exhibition ‘WEEFGOED’ about modern weaving; Anke van Gorp, Anne van de Heuvel, Uta Bollmeyer and Ank Hazelhoff. Read more »