The Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot, the new official name for the Public Art Depot, is the world’s first art storage facility that offers public access to the entire collection without the accompaniment of a curator. The almost-40-metre-high building has been designed by world-renowned Rotterdam based architects, MVRDV. The depot building will have a totally different dynamic to that of the museum: there will be no exhibitions, but visitors will be able to browse among 70,000 artworks, independently or with a guide. They will also be able to observe members of staff conducting research, conservation and restoration work. The depot is expected to attract approx. 90,000 visitors per year, in addition to the 300,000 people who already visit the museum, ranging from local residents and day-trippers to international art professionals and tourists. The new building will give people yet another reason to travel to Rotterdam.