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Mecanoo’s Vision for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

On Thursday 4 June, Francine Houben of the architecture firm Mecanoo presented her vision for the renovation of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen to the members of the Rotterdam’s city counci...

Last artworks leave the museum

From August 5th, the museum is empty and the keys have been handed over to Rotterdam City Council. The entire collection will come together again in 2021. In the meantime, parts of the co...

New Phase for Boijmans

Sunday, 26 May 2019, the entrance gate to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen was shut. The museum is embarking on a major renovation and rebuilding programme that is expected to take seven yea...

Boijmans in Transit

Museum in flux during forthcoming renovation works: a large part of the collection will remain accessible to the public. As is clear from the report published this week, Rotterdam’s Counc...

Women strongly represented in Mexican Surrealism

Surrealism has a strong tradition in Mexico and female artists have played a crucial role in it. The travelling Boijmans surrealists can now be seen in Mexico City, in an exhibition which...

Boijmans asks relatives of Rotterdam WWII survivors

Guest curator Sandra Smets is collecting stories and tips from relatives about art and artists who lived and worked in Rotterdam during the Second World War. The study will result in a bo...

Boijmans collection brings explosion of light to Fries Museum

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Fries Museum are collaborating to place work of the impressionistic world elite in a new daylight. Famous faces such as Cézanne and Renoir and rediscover...

New details discovered in restoration of 400-year-old winter landscape

The restoration of Hendrick Avercamp’s ‘Scene on the Ice’ has revealed fascinating new details, including the gruesome discovery of a gallows field. Boijmans has made a short video about ...

Icons that always astonish: Boijmans Surrealists in New Zealand

Legendary Surrealist highlights from the Rotterdam museum’s collection are being shown on the other side of the world for the first time. The distinguished Te Papa museum in Wellington p...

‘Maritime Masterpieces’: the salty sea air of harbour life across six centuries

With ‘Maritime Masterpieces’ the Maritime Museum Rotterdam is opening the coda to the Boijmans Next Door series, bringing together more than 70 treasures from the two collections. Celebra...

Boijmans collection reveals all

The Rotterdam depot is not only showing how the collection is cared for, but also the test stage of a highlights presentation. Collection favourites such as Brueghel and Basquiat can now ...

Depot Boijmans goes dark for WWF Earth Hour

In the wake of the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum and the Sydney Opera House, Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen will be turning out the lights for the world-wide Earth Hour action of the World Wi...

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen: inauguration of a world first

With Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, a mecca for art and collection management is opening. A building of a new order. King Willem-Alexander opens the depot, after which the public can disco...

King Willem-Alexander to open Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will open Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam on the afternoon of Friday, 5 November 2021. The landmark building is the first ar...

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen reveals the name of its restaurant

Restaurant Renilde and the Zaal Coert events space are the occupants of Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen’s uppermost floor. These names pay tribute to Renilde Hammacher, the Rotterdam museum’...

Jim de Jong chosen as chef of the depot’s rooftop restaurant

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen is adding a new hotspot to Rotterdam’s culinary map. The celebrated Rotterdam-born chef Jim de Jong will be head chef of the restaurant on the top floor

Boijmans’ Van Gogh presented at TEFAF

Research into the famous Van Gogh painting, Poplars near Nuenen, is on view in the main hall at TEFAF in Maastricht. The next step is the meticulous restoration.

Depot voted audience favorite Architizer A+ Awards

The Rotterdam depot has won the public award of the Architizer A+ Awards. The prize is an addition to a run of prizes with which the successful depot design of MVRDV has already been awar...

Director Sjarel Ex to leave Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

This autumn, director Sjarel Ex will leave the museum in Rotterdam that he has led for the past eighteen years. With the museum itself closed for renovation, the collection is more access...

Depot app wins Webby Award

The Depot app of Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen has been awarded a Webby Award - known as the Oscars of the internet world - by the professional jury of the International Academy of Digital...

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Feyenoord unveil art from supporters’ memories

Priceless memories and football memorabilia come together in Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. Fashion label Versatile Forever has made a unique jacket, unveiled in video by Feyenoorder Justi...

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen wins Rotterdam 2021 Marketing Award

The year in which Boijmans gave Rotterdam worldwide allure has been decorated with the Marketing Award Rotterdam. The award was presented at the City Hall by Mayor Aboutaleb and City Coun...

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