Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

The print room and depository of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen follows the concept and design by Marieke van Diemen: a depository of the world-famous collection of 80.000 works on paper.

Two separate rooms, divided by a twenty-five meter glass wall reveal the daily practice of preservation and presentation of a world-famous collection of 80.000 works on paper. The depository is not accessible for public, but can be fully seen from the print cabinet, including the registrars taking care of the collection.

Project Details

Title Printroom / Prentenkabinet
Skills Collection, conservation, presentation
Location Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
City Rotterdam
Date 2008

In the print cabinet selections of the collection are shown to the public in thematic exhibitions. In future unique designs for showcases will be added. The print cabinet also houses a permanent digital presentation of around 1000 prints and drawings. This number will increase over time.

With the digital program, you can not only choose works using various search criteria, but also magnify details and save sections from a work. These will form part of the at random presentation of selected and most viewed works, which is active when the program is not being used.

It is also possible to make a request using the same digital program. Within 20 minutes the work will be presented on the show table inside the depository.

Related Works

Conceptual Museum Design by Marieke van Diemen

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