Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s print room houses a world-famous collection of 15,000 drawings and 65,000 prints. Because works on paper are very sensitive to light, they are exhibited only for short periods in changing displays. But you can also make an appointment to look at works in the print room.
The collection is considered one of the finest in the world. It features drawings by German, Dutch, French and Italian masters such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rubens, Dürer and Rembrandt, and modern and contemporary artists from Degas and Cézanne to Yayoi Kusama.
Digital print depot
The print room also features a permanent digital presentation of approximately a thousand prints and drawings by more than a hundred artists from all periods. The digital programme allows you to select works, enlarge details and save your selection.
If you would like to see a work that is not on display or part of the digital presentation, you can request it by making an appointment in advance to consult the work in the study room in the library.
Making an appointment
Please make an appointment at least a week in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating which works you want to see. Because of work activities in the print room, appointments can only be made for Wednesdays or Fridays. The artworks will be ready for you in the study room in the library. It is possible that a requested work is on loan to an exhibition or is too fragile to be moved from the depot. Special house rules apply when consulting prints and drawings.