A New Beginning

First online collection catalogue

The museum is the steward of one of the world’s most important collections of drawings by Old Masters. Much of the collection has now been made available for public consultation in a scholarly manner via a digital sub-collection catalogue.


The collection catalogue includes more than 400 drawings and is also the first catalogue of a museum sub-collection to be published online. Since 2009 the whole collection of Netherlandish drawings from the 15th and 16th century has been investigated in probing detail for the first time in the museum’s history.

You can browse the drawings on your computer screen whenever and wherever you wish, allowing you to study these works in the finest detail. It is definitely worth taking a look:

Jonieke van Es and Albert Elen were responsible for editing the collection catalogue. The texts were written by Yvonne van Bleyerveld, Albert Elen and Judith Niessen, with contributions by Peter van der Coelen and Ariane van Suchtelen. The research was made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Mondriaan Fund in the context of state subsidy for art-historical research by museums.