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 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:
- In May 2014 the two most important works from the graphic oeuvre of artist Félix Vallotton (1865-1925) were added to its print collection: the series of ten woodcuts Intimités (Intimacies) and the woodcut La Paresse (Laziness). Both works were purchased with the support of the BankGiro Lottery.
- 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 acts 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.
Yanmar produces and distributes diesel engines, agricultural & construction machines and energy systems worldwide. Ever since the creation of the Global Circle, Yanmar has supported the Van Gogh Museum as Corporate Patron. Yanmar Europe is now also supporting the construction of the new entrance building.
The Van Gogh Museum and Canon Europe have established a partnership. Canon will sponsor the museum for a period of 3 years. The museum increasingly engages innovative digital programs and tools in order to enhance the awareness for scientific and educational projects amongst a wider public. An innovative partner such as Canon – a world leader in digital imaging solutions – can offer useful knowledge and expertise in order to support the museum in the development of these activities.
Just as the Van Gogh Museum, Canon has a strong international reputation and a vast heritage. Canon's sponsorship of the Van Gogh museum extends its long history as a supporter of culture and the arts in Europe. In addition, a large focus group of The Van Gogh Museum consists of visitors from abroad and therefore the museum explicitly targets its presentations to foreign countries such as Japan – Canon’s home country.
Rokus van Iperen, President & CEO, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa: “Canon strongly believes in the power of image and at the Van Gogh Museum everything revolves around the impact that images - especially paintings - have on the visitors. The Van Gogh Museum is not only renowned in The Netherlands but also worldwide. We are therefore very proud to be associated with one of the world’s finest institutions and to be able to offer our expertise in digital imaging.”
Since 2005 Shell is the official partner in science of the Van Gogh Museum. Thanks to their expertise and knowledge of instrumental analyses, we now know more about the changes in paint and groundings. This knowledge helps us to conserve the art by Vincent van Gogh.