Preservation of panorama mesdag, the Haque

Almer van der Stoel, M. de Koning

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This paper deals with the preservation of the Panorama Mesdag, a cylindrical painting, more than 14 meters high and 120 meters in circumference. The vista of the sea, the dunes and Scheveningen village was painted by one of the most famous painters of the Hague School, Hendrik Willem Mesdag. It is the oldest 19th century panorama in the world in its original site and a unique cultural heritage. About three years ago the building, which is a uniquely complex structure, was damaged by a nearby excavation. In the years to follow a series of measures have been taken of which the compensation grouting of the foundation is the most extensive from a geotechnical point of view. This paper outlines the history of the damage, the construction of the building and most importantly the extents of the compensation grouting and the result of the grouting and the extensive monitoring. The effectiveness of the grouting is determined and conclusions have been drawn for the still to be performed excavations and construction activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ISSMGE-TC 211 International symposium on ground improvement IS-GI , 31 May - 1 June 2012. Brussels, Belgium
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2012
EventISSMGE - TC 211 International symposium on ground improvement IS-GI - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 31 May 20121 Jun 2012


ConferenceISSMGE - TC 211 International symposium on ground improvement IS-GI
Other31 May - 1 June 2012


  • METIS-292012
  • IR-84882


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