Rijksmuseum restored: Rembrandt returns to centre stage


Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is set to re-open the Rijksmuseum next week, marking the end of a 10-year restoration project.

Work on the project ran five years over schedule, millions of euros over budget and renovation was delayed by flooding, asbestos and a dispute over access for cyclists.

The museum's director of collections, Taco Dibbits, took Will Gompertz for a tour of the transformed exhibition space.

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