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The Collection Enriched

From Bosch to Goya to Magritte: in the spring of 2011 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is showing its impressive collection of European paintings in new displays. Alongside hundreds of work from four centuries from our own collections, we are showing masterpieces on loan from Dutch and Flemish collections.

Design: Thonik
Design: Thonik

Every few years Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen changes its displays of the permanent collection. From 16 April the collection will be enriched with more than twenty loans from other museums in the Netherlands and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp. More than 330 works from the museum’s collection and masterpieces on loan will ensure a surprising display of the best of painting from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

The displays have been conceived and curated by Peter Hecht, professor of art history at Utrecht University under the auspices of the Rembrandt Society Fellowship. The Rembrandt Society supports Dutch museum by acquiring works of art. In order to increase knowledge about works in Dutch public collections it has instituted the Rembrandt Society Fellowship.

The Collection Enriched is designed by the stylist Maarten Spruyt. The artist P. Struycken has selected the palette of Sikkens colours and has advised on the lighting.

The Collection Enriched is the third large exhibition of the museum’s permanent collection since 2006 and is financed by a bequest from Mrs N.C. van Riemsdijk-Borsje (2006) intended for the museum’s old masters collection, and by contributions from the BankGiro Loterij; the Rembrandt Society; Rabobank, our education partner; and Sikkens

Watch the film: about Spanish Guests: a preview of The Collection Enriched.