For Once and For All

In the series For Once and For All, a team of experts of the Rijksmuseum examines the authenticity of important museum pieces.
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For Once and For All

In the series For Once and For All, a team of experts of the Rijksmuseum (National Museum in Amsterdam) examines the authenticity of important museum pieces. More...

In the series For Once and For All, a team of experts of the Rijksmuseum (National Museum in Amsterdam) examines the authenticity of important museum pieces. Objects that are said to have witnessed crucial events in Dutch history. Like true detectives with state-of-the-art technology, with historical research they find out whether we are dealing with a true silent witness of history. The conclusive proof for once and for all.

Episode 1: The Sword 
A 17th-century political murder in the govenment office in The Hague. Founder and leader of the Dutch Republic, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, is killed with a sword on a scaffold. The sword is said to be in the Rijksmuseum (National Museum in Amsterdam), but last year another contender showed up in the collection of the Staatlichen Kunstammlungen in Dresden, Germany. Was Johan van Oldenbarnevelt killed by one of these swords?

Episode 2: Rembrandt's Paint
The team is investigating the alleged paint bags from the famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn. If these are real, it is world news: nothing of his painting material has ever been recovered. 

Episode 3: Ernst Casimir's Hat
Is the hat in the National Museum really the same hat that Ernst Casimir, ancestor of the Dutch royal family, wore when he was hit by a deadly bullet in the head in 1632?

Episode 4: Piet Hein's Silver Platter
Is the bowl in the National Museum really made of silver captured by general Piet Hein from the Spanish treasure fleet in the 17th century?

Episode 5: Hugo the Groot's Bookcase
Can the team discover the real bookcase in which the scholar Hugo the Groot managed to escape from his prison in 1621?

Episode 6: De Wit's Tongue and Finger
The Historical Museum in The Hague owns a box containing a finger and a tongue. If the story is correct, they come from the De Wit brothers, victims of the most gruesome political murder in Dutch history.

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Jaap van der Werff
2020
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