The Rijksmuseum is for everybody. But we’d be nowhere without you. Your donation supports new purchases, aids restorations and gives the gift of art to new generations.

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The Rijksmuseum is the Dutch national museum of art and history. The collection consists of thousands of objects. Behind each object there is a story. We constantly add to the collection to tell as complete a story as possible about the Netherlands. However, this is only possible with support. Would you like to help enrich the collection?

Research, conservation and restoration

Behind the scenes of the Rijksmuseum, curators, researchers and conservators work to preserve and present the collection under the very best conditions. Our knowledge centre offers opportunities for young researchers to build expertise and train as professional conservators. With your help, we can launch research projects and train talent.

Education and accessibility

The Rijksmuseum offers educational programmes for all ages. From scavenger hunts for school groups to fellowships for young academics. We strive to be relevant and accessible for everyone. With your donation, we can keep making the museum more accessible. For example by developing guided tours for visitors with visual impairments and organising gatherings for socially-isolated seniors.


Every year, the Rijksmuseum mounts a range of art and history exhibitions and presentations in the Philips Wing. Exhibitions offer a way to show the collection in different contexts and to surprise visitors with new narratives. With your donation, you contribute to the development of exhibitions and related programming – from podcasts to educational activities to exhibition catalogues.

Operation Night Watch

In July 2019 the Rijksmuseum launched the most extensive and multifaceted research and restoration project ever into Rembrandt’s best-known masterpiece. In the coming years, Operation Night Watch will continue inside a glass chamber for everyone to watch. Would you like to conserve The Night Watch for future generations?


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