In March of 2020 Merel decided to help protect the statues in The Hague against the virus. She was partly inspired by masked statues she saw on a trip through Japan. She also wanted to cheer up the city a little bit during the first lockdown. More and more masks appeared, and are still appearing... Maybe, if you are lucky you wil spot one.
An account of all the masks and statues and media coverage can be found here:
https://haagsemondkapjes.tumblr.com/

 
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Jantje, March 17, 2020

 
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Clash of the Titans, March 26, 2020

 
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Veelhoofd, March 25, 2020

 
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Zeehond, March 26, 2020

 
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Couperus, March 19, 2020

 
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Jantje 2.0, March 23, 2020

 
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Grote Marktstraat, March 25, 2020

 
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Haagsche Bluf, March 26, 2020

 
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Louis Couperus, March 25, 2020

 
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Grote Marktstraat, March 19, 2020

 
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Koningin Emma, March 24, 2020

 
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Haagse Harry, March 19, 2020

 
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Haagsche Bluf, March 26, 2020

 
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Gotische zaal, March 22, 2020

 
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Haagse Harry, December 22, 2020