Friday, June 16, 2017

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen displays more than 500 artworks in a new configuration

Anthony van Dyck, Saint Jerome, 1618-1620. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Loan: Willem van der Vorm Foundation. Photo: Studio Tromp, Rotterdam
ROTTERDAM---From 10 June Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s permanent collection is being shown in a totally new series of displays. Carel Blotkamp, artist and emeritus professor of the history of art at the VU University in Amsterdam, has conceived a new display that he hopes will seduce visitors into spending more time with the works of art. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has a collection of more than 145,000 objects dating from c.1300 to the present day, including numerous works by world-renowned artists. However, only 8 per cent of the collection is on display and the displays have remained the same for the past five years. That all changed on 10 June when the museum unveiled its new displays selected by guest curator Carel Blotkamp, featuring more than 500 artworks in a new configuration that will excite both regular visitors and tourists alike. [More]