Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen is the first art storage facility in the world that offers access to a museum’s complete collection without the mediation of a curator. The Depot has a different dynamic to that of the museum: there are no exhibitions, but the public can browse amongst 70,000 artworks, alone or with a guide, and get behind-the-scenes glimpses of - among other things - conservation and restoration.
About the depot
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection is world famous. It has been growing for 170 years and currently contains some 151,000 objects. Our museum has grown from the human desire to collect and share one’s collection with others, we want to share our art with as many people as possible.
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the world’s fist publicly accessible art storage facility, opens in 2021. With the arrival of Rotterdam’s newest architectural icon, everyone will be able to experience Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s entire art collection of 151,000 objects in the most spectacular way. Even the building site is worth a visit.
Imagine being part of a new experience and a new icon for the city. With your support, we can make the Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot into much more than an amazing building that houses a fantastic collection. Much more.