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Cleaners at Amsterdam gallery ordered to let insects run wild in name of art

Spiders and creepy crawlies allowed to colonise Rijksmuseum to show how perceptions have changed through the ages

No vacuum cleaners and no feather dusters: that’s the order that has gone out to cleaning staff at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

As part of an exhibition exploring the changing perceptions of creepy-crawlies in art and science through the ages, the national museum of the Netherlands has been allowing its crevices and corners to go wild for the last three months.

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