Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen shut down begins prior to renovation

Time is running out for visitors who want to take a look at the special set-up of the leading permanent museum collection at the world renowned Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

On 14th January the iconic Van der Steur building will close, the famous court (brick) museum wing that was built about ninety years ago. From mid-January, the removal of the permanent collection of the museum will start, in the context of the large transition that the museum building is undergoing.

The exhibition wing of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will remain open until 26th May with a number of large exhibitions.

The renovation will reinstate architect Van der Steur’s original vision: an urban pearl filled with light for more visitors and more art. The museum’s principal remit is the preservation, management and expansion of its world-renowned collections. In addition, our international programme of temporary exhibitions is designed to inform, inspire and occasionally confront. With its collection, the arrival of the innovative Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot and its ground-breaking exhibitions programme, the museum has everything it needs to continue to play an important role on the international art scene.

Work in the Museum’s new Depot is well under way adjacent to the main building and is due to open at the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020.