The State art collection comprises some 100,000 items, ranging from paintings, sculptures and performances to furniture, jewellery and posters. The Agency manages the collection. Much of it is on loan to museums, public buildings and Dutch embassies. The items that are not on loan are stored in repositories in Rijswijk.
The Cultural Heritage Agency wants to make the State art collection more accessible, by putting items on permanent or temporary display in museums. We also loan items from the collection to ministries and Dutch embassies.
Collections mobility is a way of making the Netherlands’ collection more accessible and visible, by exchanging items and showing them where they can be seen to their best advantage.
European collections mobility
The Agency is taking part in the Collections Mobility 2.0 project, designed to encourage collections mobility through practical training, a manual and a website for museum staff.
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