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MUSEUM #18 - AMSTERDAM - 2015

Inhabitants of the Bijlmermeer (a neighbourhood with a bad reputation) received a coupon for a (ficticious) free
lesson in ‘good manners’ in a historic manor-house (now Museum Willet-Holthuysen) in the centre of Amsterdam.
It comments on the growing gap between rich and poor and the mechanisms of exclusion.

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See: free download publication (PDF, 37 MB)


Translation:

EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR INHABITANTS OF THE BIJLMERMEER:
GOOD MANNERS CAN BE LEARNED!

How do you make a good first impression? In what order do you introduce people to each other? When do you give someone your business card? How are you supposed to behave at a twelve course dinner? All the good manners you need to be succesful in life can be learned at Museum Willet-Holthuysen.

Inhabitants of the Bijlmermeer can attend the free introductory course of 'Etiquette for the Elite' in Museum Willet-Holthuysen. In the different period rooms of the museum at the Herengracht one learns how to behave correctly:

In the Dining Room the basics of good table manners are demonstrated and the right use of the 275-part tableware will be explained to you. In the Salon the correct manners for formal parties will be taught and in the Drawing Room one learns how to engage in civilized conversation about art and politics.

Register for the free introductory course:
info@willetholthuysen.nl