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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection is world class. The museum holds around 150,000 objects – from Old Masters to modern and contemporary art, from applied art to design.

In addition to the permanent presentation, the museum organizes around 25 temporary exhibitions and many different public activities annually. Every year, 300.000 visitors visit the museum in the center of Rotterdam.

The museum's mission

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a museum with international collections of art and design from 1400 to the present day. This profile makes the museum unique in the Netherlands. It manages and maintains this unusual collection.

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen (opening in 2021) will show the public how professionally it looks after its own collection and those of private individuals. The museum presents the collection and stages exhibitions in the belief that art links the present, past and future. The museum aims to reach a wide cross-section of the public of all ages, at all levels of education, locally, nationally and internationally. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a place where borders in time, space and origin dissolve. High-profile exhibitions, amazing purchases and an extensive and varied educational programme are designed to move, affect, enrich and inspire everyone.

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of the foundation ‘Stichting tot Beheer van Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’ comprises seven members including the chair. When preparing a nomination for the appointment of a new member, the Board takes account of the profile, which includes the most sought-after expertise and other qualifications.

This profile reads as follows: the aim of the Supervisory Board as a whole is to ensure a balanced distribution in terms of gender, age and international/national/local background. One of the members is expected to have the explicit confidence of the families that made the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen great. The Supervisory Board comprises members with specific expertise in the fields of science, art, finance, economy and politics/management. Moreover, one member has specific knowledge of publicity and marketing. Preferably, the board also includes one member with a background in national or international museum policy.


Current composition

  • J.D. Loorbach LL.M. (b. 1947), chairman, lawyer at NautaDutilh;
  • Drs. J.A. van Barneveld RA (b. 1950),member of the supervisory board of Brunel and chair of the supervisory board of B&S GROUP S.A.;
  • Drs. R.M.S.M. Munsters (b. 1963), non-executive director and management consultant;
  • Dr. E.M. Rovers (b. 1978), independent culture and history researcher;
  • B. Vaandrager LL.M. (b. 1969), Rothschild & Co, partner and Benelux head;
  • Drs. C.A. Pieters (b. 1949), freelance art historian.


Annual reports

You can download the annual reports (since 2006) here. The reports are written in Dutch and contain an English summary.

Organisation chart

  • View the organisation chart of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen download