Keep pushing the boundaries, literally and figuratively: that is Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s motto. The museum has been inspiring the public for thirteen generations. Through the internet and social media, the museum now reaches people in their homes. The museum building is a place for coming together and enjoying and learning about art. In addition, the museum is proud to present the BVB Collections programme of travelling exhibitions, which allows people all around the world to experience the collection in person.
Under the name BVB Collections, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen organises a varied programme of travelling exhibitions drawn from the museum’s wide-ranging collections. It offers high-quality exhibitions devoted to several of the museum’s core collections, such as the Golden Age, Modern Classics, Surrealism, design, applied arts, modern movements and works on paper. The museum creates unique exhibitions tailored to the wishes of the hosting venue. Fine-tuning of each exhibition is carried out in consultation with the borrower. The programme also allows other museums to make personal selections from the collection, guided by the museum’s expert staff. We will help you to develop the concept, select the artworks and coordinate a programme of public events and activities.
Services and support
BVB Collections offers a range of additional services, including publications, education programmes, video production and technical support. We are also happy to help you develop activities that will make the exhibition a greater success, putting at your disposal decades of experience of international loans. Our team will also install the exhibition with dedication and care.
Exhibition around ‘The Tower of Babel’ great success in Japan
The exhibition ‘Bruegel’s “The Tower of Babel” and Great 16th Century Masters’ was shown in 2017 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the National Museum of Osaka, where it attracted almost 660,000 visitors. It featured 39 paintings, 43 prints and 10 sculptures by fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Netherlandish masters from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The highlights were Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ (c.1563) and Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘The Pedlar’ (c.1500). The exhibition was a partnership between Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Japanese media conglomerate Asahi Shimbun.
Masters of Surrealism at Fondazione Ferrero in Alba, Italy
From October 2018 to February 2019, 149 masterpieces by artists such as Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Max Ernst and Man Ray were shown at the Fondazione Ferrero. The exhibition ‘Dal Nulla al Sogno’, featuring masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s world-famous Surrealist collection, was selected by the Italian curator Marco Vallora. The absolute highlight was Dalí’s triptych ‘Landscape with Girl Skipping Rope’, which rarely leaves Rotterdam. The exhibition attracted 115,521 visitors, and 18,000 children participated in the special education programmes.