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The world-renowned art collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has over the span of 170 years expanded to more than 151,000 artefacts, which includes some 63,000 paintings, photos, films, pre-industrial design and design objects, contemporary art installations and sculptures, as well as 88,000 prints and drawings. The museum takes its name from two important collectors: Frans Boijmans and Daniël George van Beuningen. They added many masterpieces to the collection, which is like taking a journey through the history of art from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. This wide-ranging art collection boasts a huge diversity, is held in high regard internationally, and is unique for the Netherlands: from Van Eyck, Van Gogh and Rembrandt to Dali and Pipilotti Rist. During Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s renovation and refurbishment, some of this art will remain on show in school and college classrooms and at museums and institutions in the Netherlands and abroad. The 151,000 works of art are housed under a new roof in the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen since the second half of 2021, when the first publicly accessible art depot in the world opened. The hope is that the renovated main building will reopen its doors in 2026, when it will once again serve as a multifaceted and idiosyncratic museum in the heart of Rotterdam.

Museum and Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen are situated on the edge of the Museumpark, which is a ten-minute walk from Rotterdam’s Central Station. There are several other cultural institutions to be found here: Kunsthal Rotterdam, Het Nieuwe Instituut museum for architecture, design and digital culture, the Chabot Museum, the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, and the Sonneveld House.

Latest Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen news

Craving for Boijmans: museum building open for five weeks from 1 June 2024!

From 1 June 2024: a special art tour through the closed building of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Tickets on sale 1 May 2024.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen buys Vincent van Gogh’s Still Life with Potatoes

The painting was presented on 11 March 2024 at Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

Under embargo: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen buys Vincent van Gogh’s Still Life with Potatoes, presentation on 11 Mar...

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is proud to announce that it has acquired Still Life with Potatoes by Vincent van Gogh. Presentation on 11 March 2024.

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