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BVB Collections: A travelling museum

Keep moving your boundaries, literally and figuratively – this is Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s watchword. The museum has been inspiring the public for thirteen generations. Now, new media bring the museum to everyone in their living rooms and on their mobiles and tablets. The museum itself is a place to meet, enjoy superb art and learn about it. BVB Collections, the travelling exhibition programme, lets people on all continents experience the collection in person in a whole range of exhibitions.

The museum operates this travelling exhibition programme under the BVB Collections banner, with artworks from the museum’s eclectic collection. It offers high-quality exhibitions conceived around a number of the museum’s core collections, such as the Golden Age, Classic Moderns, Design, Surrealism, modern trends and works on paper. The museum provides them tailor-made to the wishes of the borrowing institution. Each exhibition is fine tuned in consultation with the borrower. The programme also provides an opportunity to make a personal choice from our collection and put together an exhibition with the assistance of museum staff. We develop the concept together, agree on the choice of works of art and coordinate the fringe activities.

Services and Support

BVB Collections offers optional supplementary services, including an accompanying publication, educational programmes, films and extra technical support. The museum is also happy to assist the borrowing institution with complementary activities that will ensure the exhibition’s success. Through BVB Collections we place the museum’s many years of experience in international loans and art transport at the borrower’s disposal, and our staff will oversee the installation of the exhibition with the utmost care and dedication.

Like Marcel Duchamp’s ‘La boîte-en Valise’ (Box in a Suitcase, 1952), an exhibition in a box, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen comes to you to fire your imagination and let you enjoy the wonderful things our collection has to offer.
Like Marcel Duchamp’s ‘La boîte-en Valise’ (Box in a Suitcase, 1952), an exhibition in a box, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen comes to you to fire your imagination and let you enjoy the wonderful things our collection has to offer.

A remarkable first success in Japan

In 2017 the first BVB Collections exhibition opened in Tokyo, Japan. ‘Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ and Great 16th Century Masters’, was held at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the National Museum of Osaka, where it attracted almost 660.000 visitors.

The exhibition included unique works by the 15th- and 16th-century Dutch masters. With Bruegel’s The Tower of Babel (c. 1563) and Hieronymus Bosch’s The Pedlar (c. 1500) as its highlights, the exhibition comprised 39 paintings, 43 prints and 10 sculptures from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The exhibition has been a joint venture between the museum and the Japanese media conglomerate The Asahi Shimbun.

Contact

For information about the BVB Collections programme, the exhibitions and services please contact Director of International Exhibitions, Sandra Tatsakis: tatsakis@boijmans.nl.