Press releases

The latest press releases from the Rijksmuseum.

Rijksmuseum presents new acquisition at reopening

Rijksmuseum presents new acquisition at reopening

May 29 2020 - 9:00 AM

A recently acquired work will be on display in the Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour from 1 June 2020: the impressively large Still Life of Flowers with Crown Imperial Fritillary in a Stone Niche was painted by Jacob Vosmaer in 1613, and it is regarded as the artist’s best work.

Most detailed ever photograph of The Night Watch goes online

Most detailed ever photograph of The Night Watch goes online

May 12 2020 - 9:00 AM

The Rijksmuseum is publishing the largest and most detailed ever photograph of The Night Watch on its website, making it possible to zoom in on individual brushstrokes and even particles of pigment in the painting. Work on Operation Night Watch will resume on Wednesday 13 May in the glass chamber in the museum.

Rijksmuseum presents new acquisition at reopening

Rijksmuseum presents new acquisition at reopening

May 29 2020 - 9:00 AM

A recently acquired work will be on display in the Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour from 1 June 2020: the impressively large Still Life of Flowers with Crown Imperial Fritillary in a Stone Niche was painted by Jacob Vosmaer in 1613, and it is regarded as the artist’s best work. This acquisition means that for the first time the Rijksmuseum is able to display a painting of the very highest order from the vanguard of the genre that first brought fame to Dutch painting: the floral still life.

Rijksmuseum receives painting by Bartholomeus Spranger

Rijksmuseum receives painting by Bartholomeus Spranger

May 27 2020 - 8:03 AM

The art dealer and collector Bob Haboldt has donated to the Rijksmuseum a masterpiece by Bartholomeus Spranger, The Body of Christ Supported by Angels, painted on copper ca. 1587. Spranger was one of the most important painters in Europe around 1600. From 1 June 2020 it will hang alongside other masterpieces by artists from the same region, including Adriaen de Vries and Joachim Wtewael.

Valika Smeulders appointed head of Rijksmuseum’s history department

Valika Smeulders appointed head of Rijksmuseum’s history department

May 25 2020 - 4:30 PM

Valika Smeulders will take up her new position as Head of History at the Rijksmuseum on 1 July 2020. Smeulders joined the Rijksmuseum as a history curator in 2017, and was one of the team of curators for the Slavery exhibition. She succeeds Martine Gosselink, the new director of the Mauritshuis.

Zoku and Joris Bijdendijk (RIJKS®) open 25 loft restaurants

Zoku and Joris Bijdendijk (RIJKS®) open 25 loft restaurants

May 20 2020 - 5:20 PM

Event series Better Together kicks off with collaboration between established Dutch hospitality brands RIJKS® and Zoku.