The Rijks Museum Amsterdam
Jan Luijkenstraat 1, Amsterdam
Around 400 people work in the museum, including 45 curators who are specialised in all kinds of areas.
The Rijksmuseum is internationally renowned for its exhibitions and publications and not only are these high quality products, but are also areas in which the museum extends the boundaries of scholarship and encourages new insights.
Moreover, the museum devotes considerable resources to education and to the decor and layout of exhibitions.
Leading designers are regularly commissioned to work on Rijksmuseum projects.
Study Library and Print Room
Library and Print Room
With close on one million objects and 1.2 million visitors a year, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum is the largest museum of art and history in the Netherlands. It is perhaps best known for its collection of 17th-century Dutch masters, with twenty Rembrandts and many other highlights of the period, including works by Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. But the museum also houses art from the Middle Ages and from the 18th and 19th centuries. Another area of interest is the museum's collection of sculpture and applied art: furniture, glass, silver, delftware, busts, dolls' houses, tapestries, fashion and other decorative objects made in the Netherlands and Europe between the medieval period and the early 20th century. The Print Room (Prentenkabinet) regularly presents selections from the museum's vast, internationally famous collection of prints, drawings and photos. The Asiatic Art rooms contain objects from countries such as Indonesia, China, Japan and India. On Dutch history, the museum provides a survey of developments in the Low Countries from the 15th century to the Second World War, featuring items of historical interest, portraits, ship models as well as associated objects and works of art.
The Rijksmuseum provides a wide range of facilities to make the visit to the museum as interesting, attractive and informative as possible. The services provided by the museum range from texts, to Audio Tours, events (such as lectures, guided tours and courses), guides, publications, library, shop, educational facilities, special family and target-group programmes and an Information Desk.
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