Press releases

The latest press releases from the Rijksmuseum.

Rijksmuseum Announces Restoration of the Night Watch and Invites the Public to Watch

Rijksmuseum Announces Restoration of the Night Watch and Invites the Public to Watch

October 16 2018 - 8:29 AM

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam today announced that members of the public will be invited to watch the restoration of 'The Night Watch', Rembrandt’s most celebrated masterpiece next year. The project will begin in July 2019 and the public will be able to watch the entire process at the museum and online.

All the Rembrandts in the Rijksmuseum

All the Rembrandts in the Rijksmuseum

November 6 2018 - 5:05 PM - Exhibition 15 februari - 10 juni 2019

Rijksmuseum marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death in 2019 with ‘Year of Rembrandt’. The year-long celebration opens with ‘All the Rembrandts’ (15 February to 10 June), in which the Rijksmuseum will present for the first time an exhibition of all 22 paintings, 60 drawings and more than 300 best examples of Rembrandt’s prints in its collection.

Annual Program 2019

Annual Program 2019

December 14 2018 - 12:38 PM

The Rijksmuseum marks Rembrandt's 350th anniversary in 2019 with ‘Year of Rembrandt’. An extraordinary year full with exhibitions and special events celebrating the work of one of the world’s greatest artists.

Rijksmuseum exhibition traces rise of amateur photography in the Netherlands

Rijksmuseum exhibition traces rise of amateur photography in the Netherlands

January 14 2019 - 5:11 PM

The Rijksmuseum’s photography curator Mattie Boom has for the last few years been studying hundreds of photographs for her doctoral research on the rise of amateur photography in the Netherlands. The results of her work will be on display in the Rijksmuseum from 15 February 2019 in Everyone a Photographer, an exhibition of more than 130 photographs, photograph albums and cameras that will take us back in time to the end of the 19th century.

Rijksmuseum invites everyone to make art for the summer exhibition

Rijksmuseum invites everyone to make art for the summer exhibition

January 8 2019 - 7:02 PM

The Rijksmuseum is issuing an open invitation to everyone who wants to take part in its major summer exhibition – inspired by Rembrandt. Amateurs or professional artists, no matter what their age, are welcome to submit a self-made artwork. The Rijksmuseum is looking forward to showing hundreds of artworks at the Long Live Rembrandt exhibition, which will have its grand opening on 15 July 2019, Rembrandt’s birthday.

Successful year for the Rijksmuseum

Successful year for the Rijksmuseum

December 17 2018 - 9:07 AM

The Rijksmuseum attracted more than 2.3 million visitors in 2018, representing a nine per cent increase on the previous year. Once again, the number of young visitors rose: this year we welcomed 370,000 children to the museum, more than half of whom came on a school visit. Successful exhibitions such as High Society and 80 Years' War. The Birth of the Netherlands played an important part in drawing 875,000 Dutch visitors to the museum.

Annual Program 2019

Annual Program 2019

December 14 2018 - 12:38 PM

The Rijksmuseum marks Rembrandt's 350th anniversary in 2019 with ‘Year of Rembrandt’. An extraordinary year full with exhibitions and special events celebrating the work of one of the world’s greatest artists.