The organization behind the Wereldmuseum (World Museum) in Rotterdam is deteriorating, with a falling number of visitors and barely any sponsors, according to a highly-critical audit of the museum by researcher Gitta Luiten.
The cabinet must spend an extra 29.5 million euros on culture annually. The emergency aid of the Tropenmuseum (Tropical Museum) must be added to the budget for museums and extra money must be made available for an orchestra for light music, such as the Metropole Orchestra.
The Dutch royal family will return a 17th century painting to the heirs of a Jewish art collector who owned the painting before World War II. An inquest led by Queen Máxima into the provenance of the family's own collection of artwork discovered the questionable record of two different paintings, the Dutch Royal House revealed on Tuesday.
Rijksmuseum is setting up a permanent exhibition of Islamic art as part of its Special Collections gallery, where it shows extraordinary pieces.
Known for their viral videos, Boris Lange and LifeHunters.tv presented a ten euro IKEA painting as a masterpiece inside Museum Arnhem for their latest piece. Dressed up as an art connoisseur cliché, Lange walks around the museum asking visitors for their opinions about the artwork, which he says is painted by up-and-coming Swedish artist Ike Andrews.
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The electronic text display on the Lichttoren in Eindhoven that caused such an uproar on the internet yesterday, turns out to be an art project by Dries Verhoven. It was placed on the roof of the tower for the STRP Biennial. Due to all the commotion, the art project will be seen at the STRP with customized text, Dichtbij reports.
A number of artworks, including works by Rembrandt, are going up for sale in France, the Art Market Monitor reports.
Judges do not take it lightly when people threaten to urinate on artwork in museums, a man learned in Amsterdam today.
The nominees for the 2015 Museum Prize has been announced. The winner of the most prestigious public prize in the Dutch museum world will receive an amount of 100 thousand euros.
Only 4,700 people visited the Rotterdam museum night on Saturday, compared to the 15 thousand visitors the cultural night attracted last year, RTV Rijnmond reports.
From the next school year vocational students will be able to visit museums or cultural events at a discount, Minister Jet Bussemaker (Education and Culture) announced at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam today.
More than 265 thousand people visited the Mark Rothko exhibition in the Gemeentemuseum (Municipal Museum) over the last few months, museum director Benno Tempel told ANP on the closing day of the exhibition. This is a record number of visitors for the museum.
In 1948 Queen Juliana bought a painting by Paul Bril (1554 - 1625) which came from the inventory of Nazi Hans Fischbock, NRC reports.
A Roman coin treasure that was unearthed in Buren are on exhibition at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) in Leiden from today.
Several Dutch museums are banning the selfie stick from their premises. Not only does it annoy other museum visitors, but a selfie stick could also damage the art.
Architect Fons Verheijen is planning legal action against the Naturalis Museum in Leiden, whose exhibition space building he designed. He argues that the museum is violating Dutch copyright laws by transforming the exhibition space into a storage facility and office space.
King Willem-Alexander opened the Late Rembrandt exhibition in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The major Rembrandt exhibition of nearly half a century offers the late period work of the famous Dutch master. Visitors can see approximately 40 paintings and 60 drawings, all made in Amsterdam, in the Philips wing.
Danish photojournalist Mads Nissen’s image of a young gay couple in St. Petersburg was named World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday.
The Van Gogh Museum's new entrance on the Museumplein will open in September, director Axel Ruger announced yesterday.
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has received a sizable donation from the artists Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg, NRC reports.The museum received a total of 175 artworks by 34 artists, including works from artists Carl Andre, Hanne Darboven, Anselm Kiefer, Bruce Nauman, Jeff Wall and Lawrence Weiner.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will be open on Friday nights in the coming months to give people more opportunity to visit the large Late Rembrandt exhibition. The exhibition opens on February 12th.
The Rijksmuseum has serious doubts about the Fitzwilliam Museum's (Cambridge) claim that two ancient bronze sculptures were made by Michelangelo.
The Dick Bruna Huis is being converted into a museum devoted to Nijntje, the illustrated rabbit beloved by Dutch children. Centraal Museum Utrecht announced the news on Wednesday at a presentation about the iconic bunny's 60th birthday.
More than a year after the museums in the Netherlands published the results of an investigation into possible stolen art in their collections, the first case has been settled. The Dordrecht Museum has bought a canvas by Jacob Cuyp (1594 - 1652) from the heirs of its original Jewish owner.