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Foundations are indispensible for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. They facilitate acquisitions, exhibitions, educational projects and much more.

Does the work of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen match your funding aims and are you interested in a partnership? If so, please feel free to contact us.

In 2016 and 2017 the following foundations supported the museum:

  • Ammodo 

Ammodo supports innovative projects in the arts and is actively in search of partners. Since 2012, Ammodo has facilitated ‘Sensory Spaces’, a six-year-long series of exhibitions in which internationally renowned artists are invited to make a site-specific work in the museum. In 2016, Ammodo also contributed to the exhibition ‘Ugo Rondinone: Vocabulary of Solitude’.

  • Ars Donandi

Ars Donandi is an umbrella organisation for funding bodies with charitable aims. Ars Donandi supports the Boijmans Children’s Committee, which was formed in the autumn of 2016. The committee connects the museum with children in an innovative manner.

  • FriendsLottery

The FriendsLottery, the Netherlands’ cultural lottery, supports charities and cultural organisations that work with culture and the preservation of cultural heritage. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a permanent partner of the FriendsLottery. The lottery contributes to major acquisitions and exhibitions, such as the acquisition of the correspondence of James Lee Byars in 2016. Also in 2016, the FriendsLottery (then called BankGiro Lottery) made it possible to realise the exhibition the ‘Fra Bartolommeo – The Divine Renaissance’.

  • Blockbusterfonds

The Blockbusterfonds was founded in 2012 to stimulate cultural enterprise and to help realise events that have ‘blockbuster potential’. The Blockbusterfonds is a partnership between the VandenEnde Foundation, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the VSBfonds and the BankGiro Lottery. In 2016, the Blockbusterfonds contributed to the exhibition ‘Fra Bartolommeo – The Divine Renaissance’.

  • De Gijselaar-Hintzenfonds

The Gijselaar-Hintzenfonds was founded in 1935 by Theodora de Gijselaar and Johanna Hintzen to support activities related to art education. In 2016, the foundation supported the exhibition ‘Everything OK!’.

  • Erasmusstichting

The Erasmusstichting was founded in 1911 by Dr Elie van Rijckevorsel to support education, the arts and science in Rotterdam. In 2016, the Erasmusstichting supported ‘Project Rotterdam’ as part of ‘Rotterdam Celebrates the City’. In 2017, the foundation supported the exhibition ‘Mad About Surrealism’.

  • Fonds 21

Fonds 21 supports initiatives in the fields of ‘art & culture’ and ‘youth & society’ with an emphasis on education and knowledge development. Fonds 21 contributed to the exhibition ‘Ugo Rondinone: Vocabulary of Solitude’ in 2016 and to the exhibition ‘Mad About Surrealism’ in 2017.

  • G.Ph. Verhagen-Stichting

The G.Ph. Verhagen-Stichting was established in 1950 by the industrialist G.Ph. Verhagen. The foundation supports social and cultural organisations located in the greater Rotterdam area. In 2016, the foundation facilitated the group exhibition ‘Project Rotterdam’.

  • Janivo Stiching

The Janivo Stichting was founded by lawyer and later entrepreneur, Jan de Pont (1915-1987). The foundation supports social and cultural activities and medical research. In 2016, the foundation supported the exhibition ‘Everything OK!’.

  • K.F. Hein Fonds

The K.F. Hein Fonds was founded by Karl Friedrich Hein, director and later commissioner of SHV Holdings. The foundation supports public health, culture and social work and the preservation of monuments and areas of natural beauty. In 2017 the K.F. Hein Fonds contributed to the exhibition ‘Mad About Surrealism’.

  • M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting

The Gravin van Bylandt Stichting provides financial support to other charities that wish to realise projects that are for the general benefit of people and/or animals in the Netherlands. In 2016, the foundation supported the exhibition ‘Everything OK!’.

  • Mondriaan Fonds

The Mondriaan Fund is the national funding organisation for visual arts and cultural heritage. In 2016, the Mondriaan Fund supported the museum’s literacy and numeracy programme, the exhibition ‘Fra Bartolommeo – The Divine Renaissance’ and the exhibition ‘Everything OK!’. The Mondriaan Fund also contributed to the acquisition of 138 pieces by the artist James Lee Byars. In 2017 the foundation contributed to the exhibition ‘Mad About Surrealism’.

  • Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds supports culture through the national fund and various private cultural foundations. Thanks to the foundation’s conservation stipend and a contribution from the Breeman Talle Fonds, in 2016 the museum was able to employ an additional conservator. In 2016 the foundation contributed to the exhibition ‘Fra Bartolommeo – The Divine Renaissance’. Through its conservation stipend, the foundation also contributed to the preparatory research for the exhibition. In 2017, through the Breeman Talle Fonds, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds contributed to the exhibition ‘Mad About Surrealism’. Through its department ‘Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Zuid-Holland’, the foundation supports the museum’s literacy and numeracy programme.

  • Pro Helvetia

Pro Helvetia supports and promotes Swiss art and culture. In 2016, Pro Helvetia contributed to the exhibition ‘Ugo Rondinone: Vocabulary of Solitude’ and in 2017 it contributed to the presentation of the work of Raphael Hefti in the series ‘Sensory Spaces’.

  • Rotterdam Festivals

As part of ‘Rotterdam Celebrates the City, in 2016 Rotterdam Festivals contributed to ‘Project Rotterdam’ and to a publication about J.C. Ebbinge Wubben, director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from 1945 to 1978.

  • Stichting van Achterbergh – Domhof

Stichting van Achterbergh – Domhof was founded by Jacob van Achterbergh to promote art and science in general and the applied arts in particular with a special focus on modern ceramics. The foundation has provided a three-year subsidy for ceramics acquisitions. In 2016, the museum used this subsidy to purchase a work by Koen Taselaar.

  • Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht

The Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht was founded in 1923 by Willem Burger. The foundation contributed in 2016 to the exhibition ‘Project Rotterdam’ and in 2017 to the exhibitions ‘Mad About Surrealism’ and ‘Virtuosity and Imagination: Rembrandt Etchings from Boijmans’ Collection’.

  • Stichting Boschuysen

Stichting Boschuysen was founded in 1564 by Crispijn and Agnyese van Boschuysen. Part of its remit is to support the schooling and development of young people in need of social assistance. The foundation is supporting the Boijmans Museum Bus in 2017 and 2018.

  • Stichting Boek & Wurm

Stichting Boek & Wurm was founded in 2010 and facilitates the conservation and restoration of books and works on paper. In 2017, the foundation made possible the restoration of sixty historical editions and bound volumes of prints and drawings. In 2017 the museum is exhibiting etchings by Rembrandt that have been restored with the support of Stichting Boek & Wurm.

  • Stichting Cultuurfonds Zeelandia

The Stichting Cultuurfonds Zeelandia aims to contribute to the quality of life in Zeeland. In 2016, the Het Cultuurfonds Zeelandia contributed to the exhibition ‘Gispen Specials’, which included a unique lamp that normally hangs in the boardroom of the Zeelandia company.

  • Stichting dr. Hendrik Muller’s Vaderslandsch Fonds

Stichting dr. Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds was founded in 1941 by the businessman, diplomat and philanthropist, Hendrik Muller. The foundation supports scholarly publications, exhibition catalogues and other cultural and historical studies. The foundation has contributed to the catalogue of the museum’s Surrealist collection, which will be published in 2017.

  • Stichting Groenendijk-Clemens

Stichting Groenendijk-Clemens was founded in 2008 and supports art, culture, education, science, welfare and social care. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 the foundation is facilitating the Boijmans Museum Bus.

  • Stichting Zabawas

Stichting Zabawas was founded in 2004 and supports projects in the fields of culture, nature, medicine, sport and education. The foundation supported the exhibition ‘Fra Bartolommeo – The Divine Renaissance’ in 2016 and ‘Mad About Surrealism’ in 2017.

  • Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie

The Creative Industries Fund supports architecture, design and digital culture. In 2016, the foundation facilitated the Sander Wassink special within the exhibition ‘Gispen Specials’. Also in 2016, the exhibition ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ travelled to two locations in China with the support of the Creative Industries Fund.

  • Van Leeuwen Van Lignac Stichting

The Van Leeuwen Van Lignac Stichting was founded in 1995 by the Rotterdam-born businessman, Abraham van Leeuwen (1918-2001). The foundation supports the welfare of Rotterdam’s population. In 2016, the foundation supported the exhibition ‘Everything OK!’.

  • Vereniging Rembrandt

The Rembrandt Association has been helping Dutch museums to acquire works of art for 130 years. Over the years, the Rembrandt Association has helped Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen to acquire masterpieces by Hieronymus Bosch, Salvador Dalí, Vilhelm Hammershøi, René Magritte, Claes Oldenburg, Rembrandt van Rijn, James Rosenquist and Yves Tanguy. In 2016, the association helped to fund the acquisition of the Bex/Deyne collection, comprising works and correspondence by the American artist, James Lee Byars.

  • VSBfonds

The VSBfonds supports art and culture in the broadest sense. In 2016, the foundation supported the exhibition ‘Fra Bartolommeo – The Divine Renaissance’. In 2017, the foundation supported the exhibition ‘Mad About Surrealism’.

  • VZW Natuurbehoud Pater Davids

VZW Natuurbehoud Pater Davids has supported the Boijmans Study about the Schoufour-Martin collection, which will be exhibited in the museum in 2017. The foundation is also contributing to the preparations of an exhibition about sculpture in the Low Countries.

The museum would also like to thank all those foundations that wish to remain anonymous. You can read more about how foundations support the museum in our annual report.