Press releases

The latest press releases from the Rijksmuseum.

The Rijksmuseum exhibits ultimate examples of modern photography

The Rijksmuseum exhibits ultimate examples of modern photography

January 25 2017 - 2:02 PM

Over the past ten years, internationally recognised photographers like William Klein, László Moholy-Nagy, Steve Fitch, Helen Levitt and Saul Leiter were introduced into the Rijksmuseum collection thanks to Backer McKenzie.

Good Hope.  South Africa and The Netherlands from 1600

Good Hope. South Africa and The Netherlands from 1600

November 29 2016 - 4:30 PM - Exhibition

In 2017 the Rijksmuseum will be presenting the first major exhibition about the relationship between South Africa and the Netherlands. 400 years of emotive history in 300 items, most of which come from South Africa. Robert Jacob Gordon’s landscape panoramas, several metres long, occupy a prominent place in the exhibition.

Expected exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum

Expected exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum

January 12 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Rijksmuseum uses the Philips Wing to organise exhibitions both large and small, national and international.

Rijksmuseum Announces Winner of €10,000 Rijksstudio Award 2017

Rijksmuseum Announces Winner of €10,000 Rijksstudio Award 2017

April 21 2017 - 8:40 PM

'Masterpieces Never Sleep, sleep masks' inspired by Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck’s 'Portrait of a Girl Dressed in Blue', has won the Rijksstudio Award 2017, the Rijksmuseum's international design award. Lesha Limonov from Belarus received a cash price of €10,000 from an international jury.

Spring in the Rijksmuseum

Spring in the Rijksmuseum

April 20 2017 - 6:00 PM

All over Japan, spring is the time for admiring cherry blossom: this year in the Rijksmuseum too! After extensive restoration, the 17th-century Japanese folding screen, Merrymaking under the Cherry Blossoms, can finally be viewed in its full glory. In addition to this very special folding screen, there are also two presentations in the Asian Pavilion in the period 19 April - 15 October: Japanese paintings from the Shijō school and sculptures of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy.

Rijksmuseum stages major retrospective of 19th-century photography

Rijksmuseum stages major retrospective of 19th-century photography

April 6 2017 - 9:25 AM

This summer the Rijksmuseum is presenting a major retrospective of 19th-century photography. Three hundred photos from the museum’s own collection will show just how varied photography was immediately after its invention in 1839. The exhibition will include portraits, nudes, cityscapes and travel photos, as well as scientific and commercial photography, and the first amateur snapshots.

Rijksmuseum Presents an Ode to Maria Sibylla Merian

Rijksmuseum Presents an Ode to Maria Sibylla Merian

March 24 2017 - 11:52 AM - Exhibition

To mark the three hundredth anniversary of Maria Sibylla Merian’s death, the Rijksmuseum presents an ode to the German-born artist and scientist.