Press releases

The latest press releases from the Rijksmuseum.

KWAB. Dutch Design in the Age of Rembrandt

KWAB. Dutch Design in the Age of Rembrandt

April 25 2018 - 1:54 PM - Exhibition

Fantastic sea creatures, monstrous beasts, whimsical body shapes and fluid contours that seem to drip like syrup from a spoon: all are manifestations of the ornament style known as kwab, ‘auricular’ or ‘lobate’ - with the English denominations referring to the organic forms of the ear.

This summer in the Rijksmuseum gardens: giant sculptures by Chillida

This summer in the Rijksmuseum gardens: giant sculptures by Chillida

April 25 2018 - 1:54 PM - Exhibition

This summer’s exhibition in the Rijksmuseum Gardens will feature ten giant sculptures by the Spanish Basque artist Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002).

Exhibitions 2018-19

Exhibitions 2018-19

December 8 2017 - 2:07 PM

The Rijksmuseum organizes exhibitions both large and small, national and international at the Philips Wing.

Rijksmuseum launches Escape Game

Rijksmuseum launches Escape Game

June 28 2018 - 9:11 AM

A new way of experiencing art together

Asian Arts Society in the Netherlands and Rijksmuseum co-acquire Chinese masterpiece

Asian Arts Society in the Netherlands and Rijksmuseum co-acquire Chinese masterpiece

June 7 2018 - 12:25 PM

The Rijksmuseum and the Asian Arts Society in the Netherlands (VVAK) have joined forces to acquire a rare 15th-century painting by the Chinese artist Ye Shuangshi. Silver Pheasants under Spring Blossoms represents the very pinnacle of Chinese painting, and its acquisition is the highlight of this year’s centenary celebrations for the VVAK, whose collection is housed in the Rijksmuseum.

New book on Suriname completes Rijksmuseum’s Country Series

New book on Suriname completes Rijksmuseum’s Country Series

June 1 2018 - 9:31 AM

On Friday June 1, the Rijksmuseum launched the final volume of a series of eight books about trading and colonial relations between the Netherlands and eight other countries. The Country Series concludes with a volume that explores the shared history of Suriname and the Netherlands since 1600, illustrated with objects from the Rijksmuseum collection.

Rijksmuseum receives core collection Erwin Olaf

Rijksmuseum receives core collection Erwin Olaf

May 25 2018 - 9:41 AM

The Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf this week donated to the Rijksmuseum his core collection, the fully representative range of work spanning his entire career. The Rijksmuseum will be the recipient of a total of 500 objects, comprising prints, portfolios, videos, magazines, books and posters. The vast majority are donations; 60 photographs and three videos have been acquired with the support of the BankGiro Loterij.