The art of health

 

We have never been healthier, thanks to better prevention and cutting edge technology. Need proof? Look no further than the works of masters or everyday pottery from the Dutch Golden Age. In partnership with the Rijksmuseum, Philips unveils the weird medical beliefs and practices of old, along with the discoveries that pushed medicine forward.

 
The Sick Woman
Jan Steen portrayed The Sick Woman who was a young woman indisposed

Jan Steen, c. 1663-1666

 

A young woman is indisposed! Discover how the old-fashioned doctor painted by Jan Steen would have investigated the matter.

The Innovator
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek was a genius Dutch innovator who had his likeness painted on Delft pottery

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 1725 - c. 1750

 

Ever heard of Antoni van Leuwenhoek? Learn why this genius Dutch innovator had his likeness painted on Delft pottery.

The Dentist
There might be historical reasons that you do not like trips to the dentist

Jan van der Bruggen, c. 1659-1681

 

If you don’t like trips to the dentist, there might be historical reasons. Find out how dentists had a scary double set of skills.

Proud founder of
the Rijksmuseum


Art has great power to inspire, unite and change lives. It is proven to enrich people's lives by stimulating the mind and senses. It makes our lives just that little bit better. That's why we are proud to partner with the Rijksmuseum.

A long-term
relationship


We work closely with the Rijksmuseum to introduce innovations to enhance visits, but also to reinforce the link between art and wellbeing.
Philips works closely with the Rijksmuseum to reinforce the link between art and wellbeing
In this awarded installation at the museum, Rembrandt and Philips are both Dutch masters of light

Dutch Masters of Light

 

Rembrandt and Philips are both Dutch masters of light, in this awarded installation at the museum. We gave people the opportunity to feature in the biggest portrait at the Rijksmuseum – painted completely with light.