The Late Rembrandt exhibition is possibly too crowded, Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes admitted to NRC Handelsblad on Thursday. In an earlier response to the criticism the exhibit received Pijbes said it's not as bad as in the Sistine Chapel or in front of Mona Lisa, but in his latest statement he says the display is "arguably approaching the boundaries of an enjoyable visit."
A rare ceremonial coin has been donated to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and is visible to the public from April 22nd onwards, Dutch Central Bank (DNB) reports. The coin was initially bought with the support of the Rembrandt Association at Sotheby's auction for Koninklijk Penningkabinet in Leiden, from where it was transferred to Money Museum (GeldMuseum) and is now part of the National Numismatic Collection managed by DNB.
The Rijksmuseum exhibit The Late Rembrandt has already drawn about 400 thousand visitors. This is great news for the museum, but apparently not for some of the visitors. The museum has also receive hundreds of complaints about how the busy the museum is, especially from Dutch people
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.
Dutch restoration company Koninklijke Woudenberg has offered to restore the Barcaccia fountain in Rome for free, after it was damaged by Feyenoord Rotterdam football club fans in riots last week.
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.
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.
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.
Artist Ralph Prins died at the age of 88 yesterday. One of his best known works is the design for National Monument Kamp Westerbork, which was unveiled by Queen Juliana in 1970.
Sales of the national Museum Card sales saw an impressive rise in 2014 of about ten percent. Over 100,000 more Museum Cards were sold in comparison to the year before.
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam this year proposed a ban on taking photographs with smartphones and tablets inside museums. But this action is not followed in all museums in Amsterdam. Some museums even encourage the taking of photographs.
Most of the large museums in the Netherlands had more visitors this year than last year. The Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam especially had many visitors, 2.5 million and 1.6 million respectively. This is according to a survey done by the ANP.
The Rijksmuseum received nearly 2.5 million visitors this past year, a new record. In 2013, its opening year, the museum attracted more than 2.2 million visitors. More than half (55 percent) come from the Netherlands.
A new documentary telling the story of Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum, and the years of construction work that went on while it was shuttered, took the award for Best Dutch Documentary at the International Documentary Film-festival Amsterdam over the weekend. Het Nieuwe Rijksmuseum: De film will be screened in theatres across the Netherlands beginning December 11.
The Netherlands has the third highest rate of cultural attendance in Europe. This includes museum tours taken, orchestras attended and theaters visited.The only countries in Europe to have a higher rate are Denmark and Sweden.
More than 30 gigantic gunmen pieces and other group portraits from the 17th century can from Saturday at the Hermitage in Amsterdam in the exhibition Dutch of the Golden Age.
The interest in Amsterdam museums has increased significantly. The total number of visitors to museums in Amsterdam almost doubled in the last ten years, culminating 2013 with 11.7 million visitors.
Stepping into the fray of an oftentimes volatile debate on racism in the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum national gallery in Amsterdam will open a new exhibit detailing the “Birth of Zwarte Piet.” The character, beloved by many Dutch people and reviled by many ethnic minorities, is said to be the Moorish slave assistant to Christmas-time legend Sinterklaas, and is often portrayed by a white person in blackface.
As of today, scooter and moped riders and drivers of other motor vehicles who drive through the Rijksmuseum tunnel in Amsterdam, can expect a fine.
The many years long renovation of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is finally done. The Philips Wing adjacent to the main building has also been renovated and will be open to the public from November 1st.
Seventy "new" paintings have been attributed to Rembrandt in recent years.