Our benefactors

Please find below an overview of some of the Rijksmuseum’s benefactors.

J.W. Edwin Vom Rath Fonds a fund for the purchase of paintings, prints or objects in the category of sculpture and crafts. The objects may only be exhibited in Amsterdam.

M.J. Drabbe Fonds a fund for the acquisition of artefacts for the Rijksmuseum’s Asian Art department.

Paul Huf Fonds a fund for purchases for the National Photography Collection.

Veluvine Molijn de Groot Fonds a fund that gives young people from Nunspeet inspiring opportunities to get to know the Netherlands’ cultural heritage.

Goslings NieuwBeerta Fonds a fund for Japanese prints and drawings, specifically Surimono.

Suman Fonds a fund that promotes the Rijksmuseum’s accessibility to English-speaking children.

Ebus Fonds a fund for the collection of medieval art.

Gerhards Fonds a fund for the purchase and maintenance of Dutch paintings from the nineteenth century and the Romantic School.

Bank ten Cate & Cie. Fonds a fund for purchasing, restoration and research activities in relation to the textile interior.

Scato Gockinga Fonds a fund that provides broad support for the Rijksmuseum’s collection of ship models.

Angelina Ognibeni - Jan van Hulsen a fund for the purchase, restoration, and exhibition of the Italian drawings collection, and research in this area.

Frits en Phine Verhaaff Fonds a fund established for the purchase, restoration and exhibition of medieval art, and research in this field.

Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fonds a fund that promotes photographic historical research by up-and-coming curators from the Netherlands and abroad on the basis of originals from the National Photography Collection in the Rijksmuseum.

Johan Huizinga Fonds a fund that supports the optimum presentation of the cultural heritage of the Netherlands in the Rijksmuseum.

Receptuurboeken Fonds a fund established for the purchase and restoration of instructions and guides for the artist, as well as related research and education.

Sem Presser Fonds a fund that facilitates an annual educational project for young people aged 13-16, focused on capturing a topical aspect of Dutch society in a series of photographs. The project is linked with and runs parallel to the annual Document Nederland photography assignment.

A.E. van Kampen Fonds a fund established for the purchase, restoration and exhibition of silver, and for research in this area.

Bas ten Haaf Fonds a fund to help make the Rijksmuseum as accessible as possible to visitors with a physical disability or impairment.

Van der Vossen- Delbrück Fonds a fund that supports the Rijksmuseum Library in the purchase and restoration of art theory and art technology resources, and research in this area.

Sara Geertruida Aalders- Huender Fonds a fund that supports the Lace collection.

Maria Adriana Aalders Fonds a fund for the national history collection and the Dutch cultural heritage collection.

J.A.J. en M.A. Risseeuw Fonds a fund for the purchase, restoration and exhibition of paintings and watercolours from the period of the Hague School.

Willy van der Mandele Fonds a fund for the restoration of paintings, research in this field and all activities that are related or may be conducive to this purpose.

Knecht – Drenth Fonds a fund established for the purchase of 20th century paintings affiliated with the Netherlands.

Migelien Gerritzen Fonds a fund that contributes to educational projects for the Conservation and Restoration department.

Staal aan Zee, Tata Steel Nederland B.V. this company finances a curator of Indian Art.

Sylvia en Carel Willink Fonds a fund established for the purchase, maintenance and national and international promotion of the work of Carel Willink.

Bestuursfonds Hollandse Meesters a fund for educational programmes, projects and resources.

Johanna Kast-Michel Fonds a fund that supports training opportunities, research and project implementation for restorers.

The Vandenbroek Foundation funds the education project Jij & De Gouden Eeuw (You & The Golden Age).

Virtutis Opus Fonds a fund that finances a curator and restorer for the maintenance of the Naval Models collection and academic research in this area.

Flora Fonds a fund for the digitization and accessibility of the Rijksmuseum’s costume and fashion prints.

Fonds 1975 a fund that facilitates fundraising for documentary photography for the Rijksmuseum collection.

Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fonds a fund for fundamental technical and materials research into paintings.

Irma Theodora Fonds a fund that provides broad support for projects.

M.B.T. de Groot and Family who contributed to the purchase of the FK 23 Bantam.

H&H Fonds a fund for the benefit of educational projects for children.

Fonds Delfts Aardewerk a fund for the preservation and transfer of knowledge of Dutch pottery and more specifically Delftware in the Rijksmuseum.

Fonds De Haseth-Möller a fund for the promotion of the eighteenth century, especially in the field of research and training.

Linda H. and George M. Kaufman who contributed to the publication of Paris 1650-1900. Decorative Arts in the Rijksmuseum.

Juwelenfonds a fund that supports the Rijksmuseum’s jewellery collection.

van Marle Fonds a fund for restoration, conservation and research within the discipline of works on paper.

Fonds de Zuidroute a fund for activities and initiatives related to the history of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Dutch West India Company (WIC) or historical objects related to the period.

Familie Staal Fonds a fund for the development and implementation of an architectural tour of the Rijksmuseum and for the support of the Asian collection.

Don Quixote Foundation a foundation for the Rijksmuseum Gardens.

Bervoets Fonds a fund that finances a curator of Japanese prints.

Kindereducatie Fonds a fund that supports child education through the playful transfer of knowledge about Dutch history and art.

Vincent Mentzel Fonds a fund to make photojournalism a more accessible part of the Rijksmuseum collection.

Fonds Beukenhorst a fund to stimulate scholarship and education in their broadest sense.

Paul en Hanneke Van Den Hoek Fonds a fund that supports the activities of the Conservation and Restoration department.

Freek & Hella de Jonge Fonds a fund for the theatrical presentation of the Golden Age, a part of the Golden Age experience for primary school pupils.

Ernst Nijkerk Fonds a fund for education, research and purchases for the Rijksmuseum silver collection, in particular Amsterdam silver.

de Vink Family who contribute to the development and operation of the Media Lab in the Teekenschool.

Schenking Wientjes provides broad project support and funds the publication on Ghana in the Country Series.

Stichting Kramer-Lems a foundation that supports the conservation and restoration of various sub-collections, along with related research and education activities.

Joop en Charlotte van Caldenborgh who support Jeppe Hein’s Hide and See(k) fountain.

Stichting Greidanus – Formijne a foundation that supports the Rijksmuseum in the broadest sense.

Willem F.C. Stevens Fonds a fund for the educational activities of the Rijksmuseum’s Conservation and Restoration department.

Decorative Art Fund for promoting the study and presentation of the decorative arts in the Rijksmuseum by facilitating acquisitions of European design and ornamental drawings from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

Ton en Judy van Heuzen-Dijksma Fonds a fund that provides broad support for the museum’s silver collection and skating scenes and frozen landscapes.

Bert & Lammie Fonds a fund for the collection of prints and drawings from the 20th century in the broadest sense.

Elise Wessels Fonds a fund the supports the Rijksmuseum’s Japanese print collection.

Fonds Haute Couture a fund for research into and the purchase and preservation of the collection of costumes and textiles in the broadest sense.

Het Autobinckfonds a fund for the purchase of Korean art.

Stichting De Grimmerschors a fund for the publication of the Family guide 19th century.

Gerard Krans who contributes to the publication of the Country Series.

Familie M. van Poecke a fund that provides broad support for the Rijksmuseum.

Familie Van Ogtrop Fonds a fund for research into and analysis of the Italian art collection.

Willem Jan Hacquebord en Houkje Anna Brandsma who contributed to the purchase of the painting Women’s Skating Competition on the Stadsgracht in Leeuwarden by Nicolaas Baur.

Familie W. Cordia a fund that provides broad support for the Rijksmuseum.

Stefanie Georgina Alexa Nühn Fonds a fund for the purchase of (international) documentary photography.

Bennink Foundation a fund that provides broad support for projects.

Hannes Postma Fonds a fund for the maintenance and release of the work of Hannes Postma.

Jan en Trish de Bont a fund that provides support for a junior conservator of photography.

Rijsterborgh Fonds a fund that provides broad support for 17th century art.

Otto van Noppen Fonds a fund that provides broad support for art from 1900.

Elles Nansink Fonds a fund that provides broad support for the Rijksmuseum.

Familie Verbeek Fonds a fund that provides broad support for the Rijksmuseum.

Fonds Dirk Jan van Orden a fund that provides broad support for 17th century art, including information about the importance of the 17th century for the Dutch society.

Marjon Ornstein Fonds a fund that provides broad support for projects.

Joost Meijers Fonds a fund that provides broad support for the museum’s silver collection.

Fonds de Appel a fund that provides broad support for projects.

Luca Fonds a fund supporting a project on the history of restoration.

I.Q. van Regteren Altena Fonds a fund supporting purchases of drawings and watercolours (on paper manufactured before 1899) by Dutch and Flemish artists, for the Print Room’s collection.

E.H. and L.L. Ariëns Kappers Fonds a fund used to purchase prints and drawings for the Print Room.

Rijksstudio Fonds a fund for the online development and presentation of the collection, and specifically for the Rijksstudio Award.

Anonymous donors

Surimono prints from the Goslings collection