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Rijksmuseum receives core collection Erwin Olaf

Rijksmuseum receives core collection Erwin Olaf

May 25 2018 - 9:40 AM

The Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf this week donated to the Rijksmuseum his core collection, the fully representative range of work spanning his entire career.

Alex Wynaendts to be new Chair of Supervisory Board at Rijksmuseum

Alex Wynaendts to be new Chair of Supervisory Board at Rijksmuseum

July 17 2018 - 10:19 AM

Alex Wynaendts (1960) will become the new Chair of the Rijksmuseum Supervisory Board on 1 April 2018. He takes over from Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

Rijksmuseum invites everyone to make art for the summer exhibition

Rijksmuseum invites everyone to make art for the summer exhibition

January 8 2019 - 7:02 PM

The Rijksmuseum is issuing an open invitation to everyone who wants to take part in its major summer exhibition – inspired by Rembrandt. Amateurs or professional artists, no matter what their age, are welcome to submit a self-made artwork. The Rijksmuseum is looking forward to showing hundreds of artworks at the Long Live Rembrandt exhibition, which will have its grand opening on 15 July 2019, Rembrandt’s birthday.

All the Rembrandts

All the Rembrandts

November 6 2018 - 5:05 PM

Rijksmuseum marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death in 2019 with ‘Year of Rembrandt’. The year-long celebration opens with ‘All the Rembrandts’ (15 February to 10 June), in which the Rijksmuseum will present for the first time an exhibition of all 22 paintings, 60 drawings and more than 300 best examples of Rembrandt’s prints in its collection.

The Rijksmuseum celebrates Rembrandt Association anniversary with exhibition of outstanding drawings

The Rijksmuseum celebrates Rembrandt Association anniversary with exhibition of outstanding drawings

September 19 2018 - 10:02 AM

To mark the 135th anniversary of the Rembrandt Association (Vereniging Rembrandt) the Rijksmuseum is presenting selected highlights of Dutch drawing across five of its galleries. These works were recently acquired with the support of members of the Rembrandt Association, and they encompass all aspects of the art of drawing, from the study of the nude to the depiction of the local landscape.

Rijksmuseum Presents Chintz: Global Textile

Rijksmuseum Presents Chintz: Global Textile

September 3 2018 - 4:04 PM

In the 17th century, chintz sparked a true revolution in global fashion. And this Indian cotton fabric with brightly coloured botanical motifs was used not only for clothing, but even to decorate entire rooms. This revolution echoes on to this day, with fashion houses such as Mulberry and Gucci drawing abundant inspiration from these colourful designs in their 2018 autumn collections. The Rijksmuseum is exhibiting 30 objects that trace the development of chintz, showing how it impacted on fashion in the 17th and 18th centuries.