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. The Depot has a different dynamic to that of the museum: there are no exhibitions, but you can browse amongst 151,000 artworks, alone or with a guide, and get behind-the-scenes glimpses of - among other things - conservation and restoration.
About the depot
The rehousing of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection of more than 151,000 artworks to the new depot has begun. The works are being moved to their new home from five external temporary storage locations in the Netherlands and Belgium.
The exterior of Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen looks spectacular with its mirrored façade that reflects the entire city. The interior will be equally spectacular. For the interior design, Boijmans has teamed up with artists John Körmeling, Marieke van Diemen and Pipilotti Rist.
Ina Klaassen, Business Manager of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, explains what visitors will be able to do in 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.
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.
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen is a splendid example of a unique public-private partnership. Those involved are Rotterdam City Council, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Stichting De Verre Bergen. Stichting De Verre Bergen is a philanthropic organization that has been championing a stronger and better Rotterdam since 2011.