In future all Museum Cards will have a passport photo of its owner on it, in an effort to avoid people lending out their cards or reselling them, was announced on the Museum Card's website.
The year long commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh's death drew nearly a million foreign tourists to the Netherlands, according to figures released by NBTC Holland Marketing on Tuesday
Wim Pijbes is stepping down as director of the Rijksmuseum as of August 1st. He will be taking a job as general manager for Voorlinden, a new contemporary art museum and adjoining nature reserve between Scheveningen and Wassenaar, the museum announced on Tuesday
The Groningen economy is benefiting from the David Bowie exhibition in the Groninger Museum. The exhibition welcomed its 100,000th visitor on Friday, and each of those visitors spend extra money in hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops in the city.
The Groninger Museum welcomed its 100 thousandth visitor to the “David Bowie Is” exhibition currently on display at the Groningen institution, according to newswire ANP. The museum extended its opening hours to cope with an increase in interest after the singer’s death in January.
The 129-year-old Amsterdam theater Carré has announced plans to bring a major American production to the Netherlands every year as part of the new “Broadway on the Amstel” theatrical series. The series kicks off with the European premiere of Pippin on March 10, theater director Madeleine van der Zwaan announced this week.
The Noordbrabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch tried to block a documentary about their Hieronymus Bosch exhibition with a lawsuit because they knew it would offend the Prado Museum in Madrid
Australian freelance photographer Warren Richardson won the World Press Photo of the Year 2015 award with his photograph of a refugee father handing his baby through barbed wire across the Serbia-Hungary border.
Zwolle artist Frank Dammers' painting Freedom New York will soon be a permanent part of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's collection in New York. The Frank Dammers Fine Art Foundation decided to donate the painting to the Memorial, the foundation announced. Dammers will be the first international artist to have a painting in the memorial.
The Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain decided not to lend two paintings to the Noordbrabants Museum in s-Hertogenbosch for its Hieronymus Bosch exhibition. The Prado Museum decided to go back on its agreement to lend the two paintings because it is furious that Dutch experts judged them to be replica's, instead of works done by Bosch himself
King Willem-Alexander opened a fifteen-year-in-the-making Hieronymus Bosch exhibition in the Noordbrabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch on Friday afternoon. The exhibition, titled Hieronymus Bosch - visions of a genius is part of the commemoration of the 500 year anniversary of the Dutch artist's death and consists of almost 40 of the his works - 20 paintings and 19 sketches
The Ukraine is not taking the investigation into Dutch art seriously stolen from the Westfries museum in 2015 seriously. The art, which was discovered to be in the Ukraine last year, is still being offered for sale, according to EenVandaag. Stolen art hunters Arthur Brand and Alex Omhoff are on the track of an Ukrainian in the Netherlands who they believe payed a key part in this case. They tipped off the police about his whereabouts
After four months of negotiations the Netherlands and France have reached an agreement on their 160 million euro combined purchase of two Rembrandt portraits. The portraits, set for a lengthy restoration, will first undergo a brief touchup. They will then go on display in Paris for three months before arriving in Amsterdam, the ANP newswire reported on Monday.
Researchers have determined that a painting kept in storage for years at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri was actually painted by Hieronymus Bosch. Born in Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, the painter likely produced the work in the early 16th century, newswire ANP reported.
Dutch conductor and violinist Jaap van Zweden was appointed the new head conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra announced on Wednesday. He starts his new job in 2018
Cutbacks in the Cultural sector wreaked havoc in the art world. Some 20 thousand permanent jobs disappeared and the sector is now dominated by low-paid freelancers. Half of people working in culture earn less than 30 thousand euros a year, according to a study done by the government's advisory group SER and the Council for Culture
Seven young Dutch people worked their way onto American business magazine Forbes' 30 under 30 list - the list in which Forbes introduces new up-and-coming talent to its readers.
The exhibition of Norwegian artist Edvard Much and his inspiration Vincent van Gogh in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam was the most visited exhibition in 2015, with 585,620 visitors
The municipality of The Hague plans to move the MC Escher museum into the United States embassy building in the center of the city. The remaining space will be used to house a hotel
Following the death of musician David Bowie, the Groninger Museum quickly sold an additional 20,000 tickets to their extensive exhibit on the music legend. An increase in foreign media visits to the museum are also expected, according to Dagblad van het Noorden.
British singer David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday after an 18 month long battle with cancer, his family announced and his son confirmed on Twitter. The Groninger Museum is currently hosting an exhibition on the pop icon's career called Dawid Bowie is. The exhibition can be viewed until March 13th.
Museum pass holders paid 8.3 million visits to cultural institutions in the Netherlands last year, an increase of 8 percent compared to the 7.4 million visits in 2014, the Museum Association announced.
Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's famous painting Judith 1 will be on display in Gemeentemuseum in The Hague from March 19th next year, museum director Benno Tempel announced in radio program Met het Oog op Morgen
2015 was another good year for the larger museums in the Netherlands. The number of visitors grew by an average of 7.2 percent compared to last year