1 May 2013
The newly-renovated Van Gogh Museum welcomed its first visitors this morning.
The museum opened with the jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work. After seven months of renovation, the museum is ready to receive the public at the Museumplein. Before the re-opening the work Self-Portrait as a painter, one of the exhibition’s highlights, was put in place. Van Gogh at work illuminates the painter’s development with some 200 works by Van Gogh and his contemporaries: it shows how he learned his craft and reveals the details of his studio practice. It is a superb overview of a multi-faceted oeuvre. The exhibition will be on view every day until 12 January 2014, with doors opening at 9 am.
Director Axel Rüger: ‘We are delighted that the Van Gogh Museum is once again open to the public. It is an important moment in time. All three museums at the Museumplein are now open again. And that feels very good. We have put together a fantastic jubilee exhibition, based on eight years’ research, with unique loans and remarkable combinations of artworks. We have also created more opportunities for visitors to discover for themselves, using aids such as microscopes and touchscreens, how Vincent van Gogh worked’.