The liberation year of May 2019/2020 was opened in front of our museum around 1 pm. Alderman Bisschops gave an excellent speech and the male choir Walram sang some beautiful songs, after which the brand new Valkenburg liberation song was used. composed by the Valkenburg municipal officer Bob Heugen.
At 2 p.m. the artworks by Karin van der Linden took place. The Vonkzaal completely adorned with art consisting of materials applied to textiles, was well occupied and everyone enjoyed the beautiful introduction by Tineke Geurts, head of the temporary exhibition committee at the Kantfabriek museum in Horst.
Just after 3 p.m., Resi Vervoort opened the vernissage of the retrospective exhibition of the work of Jan Tullemans and Wil Leenders on behalf of the museum.
John Vercauteren, curator of the Jacob van Horne municipal museum in Weert, painted a strong verbal portrait of the two Weert art brothers. The whole thing was then musically graced by Ira, the daughter of Wil Leenders and her partner.
At the end of the opening of the Leenders / Tullemans exhibition, Mrs. Lizenka Peters from Rabobank Zuid-Limburg-Oost presented two characteristic paintings by Charles Eyck as a gift to our museum. In this way, Rabo hopes to bring artworks that otherwise remain in storage to the people again.