The exhibition Vermeer is coming home | The Little Street returns to Delft describes the long search to identify the place that inspired Vermeer to paint his masterpiece. It deals with a number of theories, but specifically explains the most recent and very convincing research by professor Frans Grijzenhout into the location of The Little Street. Live through every step of this real-life detective story and draw your own conclusions.
Vermeer is coming home | The Little Street returns to Delft is not limited to the museum. The quest for the sphinx of Delft, as Vermeer is also known, continues outside. It is with good reason that The Little Street is back in the city where it was painted; you can literally follow in the footsteps of the Delft master. An app guides you to the places that played an important role in his life and work, and challenges you to find the answers to the mysteries that surround the master.
The exhibition Vermeer is coming home | The Little Street returns to Delft is accompanied by a programme full of activities in the city centre of Delft and in Museum Prinsenhof Delft.
As a result of his research, prof. Frans Grijzenhout wrote Het Straatje van Vermeer. Gezicht op de Penspoort in Delft (The Little Street of Vermeer, view at the tripe gate in Delft)(published by Rijksmuseum).
Museum Prinsenhof Delft presents a revised edition of Vermeer in Delft, een schilder en zijn stad (Vermeer in Delft, a painter and his city) by Michel P. van Maarseveen (published by Bekking&Blitz). It tells the story of life and work of Johannes Vermeer according to the places in Delft that were important in his life.
An exhibit guide is available at the museum.