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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 council. Earlier...

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 collection w...

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 years.

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 Council for Art...

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 is furthe...

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 book, an his...

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 rediscovered treasur...

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 the restor...

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 presents th...

‘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. Celebrated works ...

DEPOT - Reflecting Boijmans during IFFR 2023

The documentary DEPOT - Reflecting Boijmans premieres at the 2023 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Sonia Herman Dolz's film tells the story of the founding of Rotterdam's iconic working build...

Steve McQueen installation in depot during IFFR 2023

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents "Sunshine State," an artwork by Steve McQueen commissioned by IFFR. The work is presented in collaboration with The Droom en Daad Foundatio...

Boijmans offers rare opportunity to see delicate Piranesi prints

Presentation in the depot of new research demonstrates productive burst by eighteenth-century Italian artist Piranesi. The source of inspiration for Escher and Kafka is also recognisable in the ste...

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen open 1 year

For a year, the interior of the depot has been reflecting the bustle around the care and activities of seven centuries of art. More than a quarter of a million people have visited the Rotterdam ico...

Boijmans explores history of colonialism in relation to collection

Contemporary artists respond to collections research. Kevin Osepa’s award-winning short film ‘La Última Ascensión’ can be seen in Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen as part of the research presentation ‘...

Amsterdam Fashion Week lands in Rotterdam

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen hosts fashion show of new label FRANCON for the famous Amsterdam Fashion Week. Result: the convergence of fashion, architecture and art in the now iconic depot atrium.

Boijmans Makes Biggest Ever Acquisition

State Secretary Uslu unveils a new jewel in the crown of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection - a painting by Joan Miró. Rotterdam-based Boijmans, whose Surrealist collection is unparalleled...

Boijmans collection on view in Antwerp for five years

Exceptional loan by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen to the reopened KMSKA in Antwerp. Top pieces by artists such as Dalí and Toorop on show for five years at our southern neighbours on the Schelde.

Six maiolica dishes from Boijmans collection returned to Gutmann-family heirs

Joint decision on returning sixteenth-century majolica dishes seeks a human dimension. The museum and the Gutmann family heirs have reached an agreement that is a first and which possibly will set ...

Bruegel’s iconic Tower of Babel travels from the Maas to the Amstel

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is loaning the world-famous painting ‘The Tower of Babel’ by Pieter Bruegel the Elder to the Hermitage Amsterdam, a gesture of solidarity with the museum on the Amstel...

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 awarded.

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