Amsterdam’s museum dedicated to cats in art

Pause for thought in Amsterdam’s KattenKabinet, where the walls are adorned with the moggie muses of centuries past.

Felines have fascinated and inspired artists for centuries; worshipped in Ancient Egypt and made Instagram famous in the 21st Century. For many, the cat has been a companion worthy of immortalising in art.

Bob Meijer founded Amsterdam’s KattenKabinet (Cat Cabinet) in memory of his beloved pet John Pierpont Morgan, which he owned as a student. The museum features depictions of cats in film, posters, photography, sculptures and music. It’s also home to two young cats, who are popular with the visitors.

“The character of artists and cats are very close to each other because a cat is a very independent creature, he doesn’t listen to his master. An artist is also very independent, and that is why most artists love cats and not dogs,” says Meijer.

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