Museums are having to find different ways to fund exhibitions. Companies are hesitant to sponsor after the financial crisis that started in 2008.
The century old mystery of the exact location of Johannes Vermeer's painting "Little Street", has finally been solved. The setting for the world-famous painting is on Vlamingstraat in Delft, where houses 40-42 now stand.
Vincent van Gogh's landscape "Field of Wild Flowers" sold for a massive 54 million dollars at an auction at Sotheby's in New York on Thursday evening
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam released on its website yesterday that it has received a never before seen painting from Karel Appel, the 2004 painting titled, “Standing in the room no.3”. The painting was donated by the Karel Appel Foundation and dates back to last years of the artist and scultures' life.
Princess Beatrix will be opening fourth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival this year. The festival kicks off on November 28. This year’s festival is dedicated to the theme of Friendship, which focuses on the existence of mankind and the universal language of light to allow expression.
Sources speaking anonymously to newspaper De Telegraaf blame Dutch Minister of Culture, Jet Bussemaker, for not securing a deal that would bring two large Rembrandt portraits to the Netherlands in a 160 million euro deal with the Rothschild family in France. They accuse the minister of speaking bilaterally with her French counterpart about a joint purchase of the paintings in secret and on her own accord.
The Netherlands and France will jointly purchase two Rembrandt portraits for a combined total of 160 million euros, Dutch cultural minister Jet Bussemaker informed parliament on Wednesday. The two countries came to terms during a meeting between Prime Minister Mark Rutte and French President Francois Holland at the UN summit in New York this week.
Roughly 56 percent of the Dutch population believe that the government should not contribute 80 million euros in public funding for the purchase of two Rembrandt paintings, according to results from a weekly poll conducted by Maurice de Hond. At the same time, new reports surfaced this week that the Netherlands are likely to receive only one of the two Rembrandt paintings the government and the Rijksmuseum were scheduled to buy, according to parliamentary sources speaking with the Parool.
France has committed 80 million euros in a bid to buy one of the two Rembrandt paintings that were conditionally sold to the Rijksmuseum for a combined 160 million. The museum orchestrated the purchase with 80 million euros from the Dutch government with the goal of bringing the marriage portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit back to the Netherlands.
Many of the works that are on display at the Escher in the Palace in the Hague museum are replicas, according to a report in the Volkskrant published Thursday morning. Mark Veldhuijsen, curator at the MC Escher foundation, told the paper that showing replicas without informing the public makes him feel ill.
The government has given the Rijksmuseum 80 million euros to help buy two famous Rembrandt portraits. The preliminary sale agreement for 160 million euros was signed last week. The Rijksmuseum has to pay the other 80 million itself.
The administrators working on the bankruptcy of Royal Imtech has stumbled across an art collection in the estate with an insurance value of 1.7 million euros. The works will be valued and sold.
The Louvre in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam may joined forces to try and buy two Rembrandt portraits from the Rothschild family together.
About half of the Museumplein in Amsterdam is being covered with a 7 thousand square meter labyrinth made out of 125 thousand sunflowers to celebrate the opening of the Van Gogh Museum's new entrance building.
A previously unseen work by famous artist M.C. Escher has been acquired by Escher in het Paleis, the permanent Escher exhibition located in the former winter palace of queen-mother Emma in The Hague.
Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian has won the Prince Claus Award. Prince Constantijn will present the prize to her at a ceremony held in the Amsterdam Royal Palace on December 2nd.
Using two complementary imaging techniques and new mobile scanners, researchers from Los Angeles, Antwerp and Delft has been able to reveal a painting hidden underneath Rembrandt's famous painting An Old Man in Military Costume, which is currently in The Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The hidden underlying painting shows a young man wrapped in a cloak.
Nijnte, the small rabbit featuring in a series of picture books known as Miffy in English, is currently on display in the Rijksmuseum. The famous rabbit forms part of a retrospective on the work of Dick Bruna, graphic designer, illustrator and writer.
From November 28th the Hermitage museum in Amsterdam will be hosting the long-awaited Spanish Masters of the Hermitage exhibition. The exhibition includes more than 60 paintings and a collection of graphic works and applied arts pieces by artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, Murillo and Goya.
The Van Gogh Museum is building a labyrinth consisting of 125 thousand sunflowers on the Museumplein to celebrate the opening of the new entrance building. The labyrinth will cover an area of 7,000 m² - nearly half of the Museumplein.
The Rijksmuseum may soon be the proud owner of two world famous Rembrandt works - portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit. According to Wim Pijbes, director of the Museum, they are "well into the process" of raising money to make a "serious bid" on the two portraits.
The police arrested a 56 year old man from Wanneperveen on Tuesday for trying to sell a fake Van Gogh painting for 15 million euros. The man claimed that the painting is a pre-study for Van Gogh's "The Harvest" and used fake documents, with the name and logo of the Van Gogh museum, to prove its authenticity.
GroenLinks wants to give artists from outside the European Union a special visa so that they will settle in Amsterdam. According to the party, many artists now go to settle in cities like Brussels or Berlin, which have special visas giving artists residency in the city, while the should feel at home in an international city like Amsterdam
A former police officer Peter "Peer" de J. is suspected of involvement in the theft of an artwork from the Philips collection