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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands opens Philips Museum


April 10, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

April 10, 2013 – Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, together with Frans van Houten (CEO of Royal Philips Electronics), officially opened the Philips Museum in the city centre of Eindhoven. The queen symbolically switched on the lights in the museum by fitting a wireless LED lamp in a light sculpture to illuminate it.

“The Philips Museum brings our history, entrepreneurship and innovations together in a very nice way,” said van Houten. “It tells the story of a company that has been innovating for more than 120 years to enable people to lead better and healthier lives in a more sustainable world.”

The Philips Museum is located at the historic site where, back in 1891, Gerard Philips manufactured his first incandescent light bulb. Visit the museum website for more information, such as hours, ticket prices, parking, etc.