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The coronavirus is having a major impact on our lives, work and leisure time. We must stay at home for now. With B home, Boijmans brings the collection to you at home plus all kinds of online activities.
Until the coronavirus lockdown came into effect, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen was showing its collection in school classes, at neighbouring arts venues in Rotterdam and at museums abroad. Now that we must all stay at home and the collection has not been visible for some time, we are experimenting with ways of keeping the collection visible and keeping in touch with our visitors online. Dive into the collection for your daily dose of art and inspiration or discover your inner artist with a wide range of online activities for young and old. Every week on Facebook we are holding Live Question Time, when curators and other museum staff will discuss artworks and answer your questions live. We have made colouring sheets of highlights from the collection and fun museum assignments for kids to do at home with experienced museum docents. We would love to see everyone’s artworks, so share them with us via firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram with the hashtag #homeboij
Colouring the collection
We have made colouring sheets of several masterpieces from the collection. Try your hand at the precision detailing of ‘The Tower of Babel’ by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the geometric primary colours of Piet Mondrian’s ‘Composition II’ from 1929, or take a closer look at ‘The Pedlar’ by Hieronymus Bosch. We would love to see your painting skills, so please share your pictures with us via email@example.com or on Instagram with the hashtag #homeboij
Watch the construction of the Depot live via webcam
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen will house more than 151,000 works of art from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The brand new building designed by renowned architects MVRDV is expected to open to the public in September 2021. Work continues at the construction site but strict measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Follow the construction live via the HD webcam and gain an insight into the construction process and the daily activities on a building site.
Did you know that Identity Games has made a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of the Depot? And that your purchase will help to build the Depot? Seventy percent of the purchase price goes towards realising the world’s first publicly accessible art storage facility. You can order the puzzle in our web shop for €29.95.
From a 360-degree tour to the Boijmans Online Collection and digitized surveys. View special digital projects of the museum here.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is active digitally and online in many areas. The museum continues to investigate the possibilities for multiple digital and virtual possibilities, also in anticipation to the opening of Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen considers research into its collections and its own history as one of its core tasks. The museum now also publishes collection catalogues online. They bring important sub-collections of the museum to the attention of an large audience.
'The collection as Time Machine' and 'The Design Collection' are the latest collection presentations that have taken place in the current museum building. The museum is now being renovated, but you can still view these exhibitions on a 360 degree virtual tour. The tour will be further developed and improved in the coming period.