- The Kalhorn/Timmermans fonds
Jaap Timmermans’ great passion was silver. In 2009 he established a foundation together with his partner, Joop Kalhorn, to enable the museum to acquire silver and contemporary design. For Jaap Timmermans, an important impetus for establishing a foundation in his own name was that he wanted to leave something tangible behind:
I have no children, so I’m glad that I can use my estate for the things that I find beautiful and important. Art is the oxygen that keeps us alive. We can’t live without it.Thanks to the Kalhorn/Timmermans fonds, the museum will be able to enrich its collection of silver and international contemporary design for many years to come. The foundation is managed by the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Foundation.
- Nedspice Restauratiefonds
In 2014 ‘The Three Marys at the Tomb’ by van Jan van Eyck was restored thanks to the support of the Nedspice Restoration Fund. Since then, each year the foundation facilitates a restoration in order to give an artwork a second life.