As of late 1945, the museum has a ‘writing power/talent / writer’ on its staff, Cisca Vroom. She describes her new workplace in a letter to her family: ‘I sit alone in a large room, next to Auping’s. No windows to the outside, (Mrs Kröller was keen on concentrated work) only indirect daylight and artificial light. […] On a sideboard by Berlage’s masterful hand are all kinds of pottery and porcelain, from Greek to Delft, Jade and Silver. […] When I have been working for a few hours, I sometimes take a stroll in the museum. Then I wander through the halls, past Van Gogh, Renoir, anyway, too many to mention’. A relationship blossoms between Vroom and Auping. They marry in September 1946 and honeymoon in Liege and Brussels, where an exhibition with work from the collection is showing.