About Refreshment Room

For inspiration and admiration.

Refreshment Room is an agency / gallery and let’s not beat around the bush, our intent is to bring new artists to your attention and sell their works. By selling, we can continue with beautiful new projects. Our gallery and artist are built on co-creation, with the aim of developing co-operative exhibitions and projects. The agency supports artist with respect for ownership and signature of their work and chooses the most fresh and original work within the sector.

Who are we?

In addition to the artists we have a curator / organizer,  Susan van ’t Slot. Susan graduated in museology at the Reinwardt Academy- Amsterdam University of the Arts, where she is now employed as a project leader. Susan frequency visits art fairs, galleries and museums. Because of her great love for art, and in particular photography, she started Refreshment Room in 2015 .


IMG_3514-2Museological twist

Refreshment Room is named after the first photo exhibition ever held in a museum. On 12 February  1858 it was on show at the V&A London in the “Refreshment Room”.

“The exhibition was not only the first to take place in that part of the museum. It was in fact the first exhibition of photographs to be held in any museum. Consisting of 1009 photographs, it was organised by the Photographic Society of London and included approximately 250 contributions from its French counterpart, the Société française de photography.”


Susan van ’t Slot-Koolman

curator & owner of the Refreshment Room- Amsterdam