ARTPIL Profiles of the Arts

Museum Boijmans
Museum / Rotterdam

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands. In 1849 the lawyer Boijmans left his art collection to the city of Rotterdam. With the acquisition of the Van Beuningen collection in 1958 the museum got the second part of its name. The museum houses a unique collection of paintings, sculptures and everyday objects. The collection of prints and drawings is one of the best in the world. The museum also organises a diverse programme of spectacular temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection 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.

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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands. In 1849 the lawyer Boijmans left his art collection to the city of Rotterdam. With the acquisition of the Van Beuningen collection in 1958 the museum got the second part of its name. The museum houses a unique collection of paintings, sculptures and everyday objects. The collection of prints and drawings is one of the best in the world. The museum also organises a diverse programme of spectacular temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection 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.

boijmans.nl

René Magritte / Not to Be Reproduced (detail)