Thomas Kaplan Receives Royal Distinction
Art collector uses collection of Dutch paintings to build bridges between different countries. Prior to the opening of the large-scale exhibition “The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer: Masterpieces of The Leiden Collection” at The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, the American entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas S. Kaplan received the distinction of Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau for his efforts in disseminating Dutch culture. Over the course of some fifteen years, the Kaplans have assembled an impressive collection of Dutch art from the 17th century. They are committed to sharing this Dutch heritage with as many people as possible worldwide. Dutch with English translation.