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Rijksmuseum receives core collection Erwin Olaf

Rijksmuseum receives core collection Erwin Olaf

May 25 2018 - 9:40 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.

Rijksmuseum acquires top art work made for the Medici family in Florence

Rijksmuseum acquires top art work made for the Medici family in Florence

March 8 2018 - 9:00 PM

The Rijksmuseum has acquired a unique Italian sculpture from 1556 on the opening day of the Tefaf.

Alex Wynaendts to be new Chair of Supervisory Board at Rijksmuseum

Alex Wynaendts to be new Chair of Supervisory Board at Rijksmuseum

January 30 2018 - 2:35 PM

Alex Wynaendts (1960) will become the new Chair of the Rijksmuseum Supervisory Board on 1 April 2018. He takes over from Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

Rijksmuseum receives core collection Erwin Olaf

Rijksmuseum receives core collection Erwin Olaf

May 25 2018 - 9:40 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.

New research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch Rijksmuseum and Museum Prinsenhof Delft

New research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch Rijksmuseum and Museum Prinsenhof Delft

April 19 2018 - 11:04 AM

For the first time, extensive research will be conducted into the painting technique of the 17th-century Delft master Pieter de Hooch (1629- after 1684). The research work will be carried out in the Rijksmuseum’s Atelier Building in collaboration with Museum Prinsenhof Delft, and will culminate in the monographic exhibition at Museum Prinsenhof Delft entitled ‘Pieter de Hooch in Delft: From the Shadow of Vermeer’, which will run from 11 October 2019 to 16 February 2020.

Erma Hermens, Rijksmuseum Professor of Studio Practice and Technical Art History

Erma Hermens, Rijksmuseum Professor of Studio Practice and Technical Art History

March 14 2018 - 1:29 PM

Dr Erma Hermens has been appointed Rijksmuseum Professor of Studio Practice and Technical Art History at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. The chair forms part of the UvA’s department of Art History.

Rijksmuseum acquires top art work made for the Medici family in Florence

Rijksmuseum acquires top art work made for the Medici family in Florence

March 8 2018 - 9:00 PM

The Rijksmuseum has acquired a unique Italian sculpture from 1556 on the opening day of the Tefaf. The sculpture was made by Bartolomeo Ammanati. It is an expressive preparatory wax model for the fountain in the famous Palazzo Pitti in Florence. The sculpture has been bought thanks to the BankGiro Lottery.