The Rijksmuseum is supported by funds and (family) foundations for purchases, education, restoration and science.
This year the Rijksmuseum will received a sum of € 1.001.328 in earmarked donations over 2014, which will enable the continuation of the Rijksmuseum bus service. This contribution from the BankGiro Lottery will therefore make it possible to continue fulfilling the stated ambition ‘to send all children to see the Night Watch before their 12th year!’ This scheme has been set up because not all schools have the resources to achieve this on their own.
‘Learning to look by doing’ is the common thread in the programmes, workshops and courses offered by the Teekenschool. There are three studios: a visual arts studio, a multimedia studio and a 'Golden Age' studio where history is key.
The Rijksmuseum presents the first major retrospective of the later work of Rembrandt van Rijn: a once-in-a-lifetime event. Over 100 works from leading museums and private collections from around the world were on display here in Amsterdam.
The masterpiece by Adriaen de Vries (1556-1626) has been acquired in December 2014 with generous support. The bronze is considered to be one of his best works.
In The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, a spectacular display case stretching fifteen metres showcases 300 gems from the eighth century up to the 1960s.
‘Woman at a Mirror’ is one of the highlights of the Rijksmuseum collection. The work required thorough restoration before it could be displayed.
Following on from Henry Moore and Alexander Calder, Miró in the gardens of the Rijksmuseum is the third in a series of five open-air exhibitions. This is a fruitful way of introducing people to the museum.