Press releases

The latest press releases from the Rijksmuseum.

Frans Post. Animals in Brazil

Frans Post. Animals in Brazil

July 26 2016 - 2:07 PM

In collaboration with Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Rijksmuseum presents from 7 October the exhibition 'Frans Post. Animals in Brazil'.

Rijksmuseum Presents Hercules Segers Retrospective

Rijksmuseum Presents Hercules Segers Retrospective

July 26 2016 - 2:07 PM - Exhibition

On 7 October 2016 the Rijksmuseum opens the first full retrospective of the work of Hercules Segers, one of the most mysterious and experimental artists of the Golden Age.

Expected exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum

Expected exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum

January 12 2016 - 1:10 PM

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

Good Hope? South Africa & The Netherlands from 1600

Good Hope? South Africa & 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. This Dutch traveller illustrated 18th-century South Africa, giving the country an identity. The imposing portraits of children born after 1994 – when apartheid was abolished – by the South African photographer Pieter Hugo illustrate South Africa’s future. Along with the exhibition, the NTR (Dutch public-service broadcaster) will be broadcasting a seven-part TV series presented by Hans Goedkoop.

Rijksmuseum launches its own cookbook

Rijksmuseum launches its own cookbook

November 23 2016 - 2:10 PM

The Rijksmuseum has launched a cookbook in which fifty typically Dutch ingredients, from potatoes to seaweed, form the basis of 130 dishes. There are stories and traditional recipes, and fifty top chefs and master patissiers from all over the country have been inspired to create their own dishes. Nine hundred illustrations from the Rijksmuseum’s collection provide a colourful historical culinary backdrop.

Kimonos from the Okura collection

Kimonos from the Okura collection

October 20 2016 - 2:32 PM - Exhibition

Discover the colourful tales from 'No', one of Japan’s oldest forms theatrical forms, this autumn. On 21 October the Rijksmuseum unveils seven magnificent No theatre kimonos that exemplify the changes in No through the centuries. No theatre originated in the fourteenth century and is a stylized Japanese dramatic form in which song, music and dance come together. The highlight of the presentation is a magnificent eighteenth-century kimono with embroidered moonflower tendrils on saffron-coloured woven silk damask.

John Leighton Joins the Rijksmuseum’s Supervisory Board

John Leighton Joins the Rijksmuseum’s Supervisory Board

October 7 2016 - 11:40 AM

With effect from 1 October 2016, the British art historian Sir John Leighton has been appointed to the Supervisory Board of the Rijksmuseum. He has been the director of The National Galleries of Scotland since 2006.