The museum is open again with some new ways of doing things. Fewer people in the museum at any one time, for example, and extra attention for hygiene. But as always we don't keep to stories of the collection and museum within the galleries, we want to bring them to you as well. So let’s dive into the collection and explore the stories.
Are you a big fan of puzzles and mysteries? Are you a great clue spotter? Then it’s you we’re looking for! Take a really good look at the paintings in the online museum. Scroll, search, zoom in – join in the game. For a chance to win a cool prize, find the hidden keys and discover the hidden word.
The Rijksmuseum holds many secrets. We’re unravelling all of them in our new series #RijksmuseumUnlocked.
Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour, home of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, The Jewish Bride, Vermeer’s The Milkmaid, among history’s most celebrated paintings, will re-open to the public around the globe via a new online platform Rijksmuseum Masterpieces Up Close.
In the online shop you’ll find the finest products inspired by art from the Rijksmuseum collection. There are prints, books and household accessories, Rituals, Playmobil and Dutch Design products, and much more.
Launched in 2012, Rijksmuseum started a revolution in the museum world when it made available more than 700,000 high-resolution images of its collection completely free of charge. Rijksstudio continues to be a major source of inspiration (and distraction) for designers and art lovers around the world.
Through ‘Rijks’, the Rijksmuseum app, visitors can access multimedia tours, Rijksstudio and more from anywhere in the world. In the new, more advanced, version, which will be launched in a few weeks, visitors are able to create their own tour of their favourite artworks.
Curators share short videos from home with stories about their favourite works.
The Night Watch has been undergoing one of the most ambitious restoration projects ever. Keep up with all the latest news about Operation Night Watch on a dedicated site populated with videos and articles in which experts explore different aspects of research they are conducting.
Teachers from Rijksmuseum’s Education Centre present YouTube tutorials on the techniques of the great masters, in the process creating new masterpieces of their own. Three seasons of films are already available, each one exploring a different art movement and technique.
RijksTube channel on YouTube hosts short videos that explore contemporary pop culture through the prism of the arts: i.e. speculating how The Night Watch might have been an unconscious inspiration for the poster of Avengers: Infinity War.
What are the 10 essential things you need to know about the Night Watch? Who are the 10 most influential women in Dutch history? Or what are the 10 things you should know about Rembrandt?
Let Jane Turner, Head of the Print Room, tell you all about the stories and fun facts of her favorite prints and drawings at the Rijksmuseum.
What happens when the doors are closed and the visitors have gone home? That’s what you can see in the series ‘Behind the Scenes at the Rijksmuseum’.