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Rehousing of the collection to Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

The rehousing of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection of more than 151,000 artworks to the new depot has begun. The works are being moved to their new home from five external temporary storage locations in the Netherlands and Belgium.

The nearly empty and almost colourless depot building will now begin to come alive, filling up with more and more artworks, day after day. Ultimately, the collection, which has been assembled over a period of 172 years, will be housed and preserved for the first time in a single location.

You can follow the rehousing of the collection on our website. We will be recording the ‘military operation’ and the behind-the-scenes process in images and statistics and introduce you to the various members of the depot team who take care of the collection day in and day out.

The depot is unique. It is a new museum typology, where different laws and rules apply. It is the world’s first publicly accessible art storage facility and will open its doors to the public on Saturday, 6 November 2021.

Take a Look behind the Scenes

The trucks full of art are still coming and going. Just a few more weeks to go and then the military operation of moving the collection will be over and we can work towards the opening of the depot for the public. Curious? Watch the video below.