Sponsors and Benefactors
Main subsidiser of the Van Gogh Museum is the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science.
The Van Gogh Museum is a beneficiary of the BankGiro Lottery (formerly the Sponsor Lottery) together with the Kröller-Müller Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis. The BankGiro Lottery annually provides the museum with a substantial sum for the purchase of new works for the collection.
The BankGiro Lottery is the lottery for culture and welfare. Thanks to these lottery contributions, the Van Gogh Museum was able to acquire:
- Pollard willow by Vincent van Gogh in 2012.
- In 2011 two works by Camille Pissarro: The haymaking, Éragny (1887) and Cowgirl in morning sun (1887).
- Woman on the Champs-Élysées by night by Louis Anquetin in 2010.
- Montmartre in the rain by Pierre Bonnard in 2009.
- The Seine at Nanterre by Maurice de Vlaminck in March 2008.
- The painting Route de Versailles, Rocquencourt by Camille Pissarro in February 2006.
- Still life with portrait of Mimi (1889-90) by the Dutch artist Meijer de Haan.This purchase was partially financed by a contribution from the BankGiro Lottery.
- View from a balcony (1880) by Gustave Caillebotte in November 2003.
- The painting The jetty of Boulogne-sur-Mer (1868) in 2002.
- Two works by Claude Monet on visits to the Netherlands, in 2001:
- Portrait of Guus Preitinger by Kees van Dongen, in 1999.
AkzoNobel: partner for the restoration studio
From the reopening of the Van Gogh Museum on 1 May 2013, AkzoNobel will act as a partner for the museum’s restoration studio for a period of three years. Through premium brand Sikkens, AkzoNobel will also be providing the paint for the museum. Recently Axel Rüger, director of the Van Gogh Museum, and Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel, signed the contract. As ‘partner of the restoration studio’, AkzoNobel wants to help preserve the cultural heritage of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. It will also advise the Van Gogh Museum through Sikkens on innovative and sustainable paint products for the museum’s interior design.