Up until his death in 1891, control of the collection was in the hands of Vincent’s brother, Theo van Gogh. His widow, Jo van Gogh-Bonger, subsequently took over management of the collection. Following her death in 1925, her son, Vincent Willem van Gogh (‘the Engineer’), assumed responsibility for his uncle’s works.
In 1962, through the Kingdom of the Netherlands, he transferred control of the entire collection (the paintings, drawings and letters) to the Vincent van Gogh Foundation. In return, the State arranged for the Van Gogh Museum to be built, helping to ensure that the collection remains accessible to everyone, forever. After all, that was the express wish of Vincent Willem.
Do you feel a close connection to the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and to the Van Gogh Museum? Then you could consider including the museum in your will. By doing so, you will contribute to the management and conservation of our unique collection for future generations.