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New Segers Paintings Discovered

New Segers Paintings Discovered

September 16 2016 - 2:30 PM

Until very recently only twelve paintings by the seventeenth-century artist Hercules Segers were known. Extensive research by a team of specialists from the Rijksmuseum has now added six more to his oeuvre.

Spectacular discovery of drawings by Frans Post

Spectacular discovery of drawings by Frans Post

September 8 2016 - 9:00 AM

In the Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem, thirty-four completely unknown drawings by Frans Post have been discovered. Until now, not a single animal or plant study from his hand was known.

Partnership between FrieslandCampina and the Rijksmuseum

Partnership between FrieslandCampina and the Rijksmuseum

June 1 2016 - 2:21 PM

The Rijksmuseum and Royal FrieslandCampina have entered into an agreement for a period of three years. The signing of the cooperation agreement will take place on World Milk Day, an initiative of the World Food Organisation of the United Nations, which is to highlight the role which milk plays in our daily lives.

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.

Royal Talens partner van het Rijksmuseum

Royal Talens partner van het Rijksmuseum

October 6 2016 - 9:36 AM

The Rijksmuseum and Royal Talens recently entered into an alliance. From now on, Royal Talens will be the preferred supplier of painting and drawing materials to the Rijksmuseum. The two parties will also cooperate closely on matters relating to education, knowledge sharing and the development of joint products.

New Segers Paintings Discovered

New Segers Paintings Discovered

September 16 2016 - 2:30 PM

Until very recently only twelve paintings by the seventeenth-century artist Hercules Segers were known. Extensive research by a team of specialists from the Rijksmuseum has now added six more to his oeuvre.

Spectacular discovery of drawings by Frans Post

Spectacular discovery of drawings by Frans Post

September 8 2016 - 9:00 AM

In the Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem, thirty-four completely unknown drawings by Frans Post (1612-1680) have been discovered. The 17th-century artist from Haarlem—who worked in Brazil between 1637 and 1644 in the entourage of Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen, governor of the Dutch colony there—is famous for the paintings of Brazilian landscapes that he produced after his return to the Netherlands. That the native flora and fauna depicted in these paintings must have been based on original drawings made in Brazil was always suspected. Until now, however, not a single animal or plant study from his hand was known.