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Yesterday evening, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie attended a public lecture by Asker Pelgrom at the National Museum of History and Art (MNHA) entitled "The picturesque between politics and private life". In his lecture the art historian made the case for the acquisition of Barend Cornelis Koekkoek's "View of Larochette Castle", one of nine paintings of the Luxembourgish countryside commissioned from the artist by King-Grand Duke Willem II in the 19th century.
As patron of Les Amis des musées d’art et d’histoire Luxembourg, the Hereditary Grand Duchess is supporting the efforts. Thus far, the campaign has already raised 75,000 euros via a crowdfunding project with the goal of raising an additional 25,000. While at the museum, Stéphanie also took the chance to visit the Koekkoek exhibition.