Museum de Fundatie

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Museum de Fundatie
De Fundatie Zwolle.JPG
Paleis aan de Blijmarkt, the museum location in Zwolle, in 2013
Museum de Fundatie is located in Overijssel
Museum de Fundatie
Museum location in Zwolle in the province Overijssel
Established 1958[1]
Location Blijmarkt 20, Zwolle[2]
't Nijenhuis 10, Heino/Wijhe[3]
Netherlands
Coordinates 52°30′37″N 6°5′29″E / 52.51028°N 6.09139°E / 52.51028; 6.09139Coordinates: 52°30′37″N 6°5′29″E / 52.51028°N 6.09139°E / 52.51028; 6.09139
Type Art museum
Collection size 7,000+ objects[4]
Visitors 226,394 (2013)[5]
Director Ralph Keuning[6]
Curator Karin van Lieverloo[6]
Website www.museumdefundatie.nl

Museum de Fundatie (Dutch pronunciation: [myˈzeːjʏm də fʏnˈdaːtsi]; English: Museum The Foundation) is an art museum on two locations in the province of Overijssel in the Netherlands, one in the city of Zwolle and the other near the villages of Heino and Wijhe. In the collection of over 7,000 objects are works of Chagall, Mondrian, and Van Gogh. In 2013, the museum had 226,394 visitors.

Locations[edit]

Museum de Fundatie has two locations in the province of Overijssel in the east of the Netherlands. The first location is Kasteel Het Nijenhuis, a 17th-century castle near the villages of Heino and Wijhe, which was the residence of museum founder Dirk Hannema. The castle also has sculpture garden.[3] From 1991 until 2005, the second location was the Bergkerk, a former church in the city of Deventer. It was used for temporary exhibitions.[7] Since 2005, the second location is Paleis aan de Blijmarkt, a former court building in the city of Zwolle.[2][8] The location in Zwolle was closed for renovation on 8 January 2012 and reopened on 31 May 2013.[9][10]

Collection[edit]

The museum collection is originally based on the eclectic art collection of Dirk Hannema, former museum director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Since 1993, the collection of the Province of Overijssel is also managed by the museum.[4]

The collection contains over 7,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and other objects.[4] Among these works are paintings of Marc Chagall, Piet Mondrian, Isaac Israëls, Vincent van Gogh, Lucebert, Paul Citroen, Karel Appel, and Carel Willink, and sculptures by Antonio Canova and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.[11]

In 2010, the Van Gogh painting The blute-fin mill (1886) was authenticated by the Van Gogh Museum.[12][13]

Administration[edit]

Year Visitors
Heino Zwolle Total
2006[14] 30,000 (est.)
2007[14] 63,000 (est.)
2008[14] 117,000 (est.)
2009[9] 20,624 46,244 66,868
2010[9] 40,397 87,120 127,517
2011[9] 31,297 88,907 120,204
2012[9] 62,265 3,918 66,183
2013[5] 51,234 175,160 226,394

In 2013, the museum had 34 employees (20.26 full-time equivalent or fte).[15] Ralph Keuning has been the museum director since 2007.[6][16] Karin van Lieverloo is the curator of the museum.[6]

The entrance fee for either location of the museum is € 9, the reduced price for students is € 6, and children under 17 years have free admission.[17]

In 2013, the museum had a record 226,394 visitors, of which 175,160 were in Zwolle and 51,234 in Heino/Wijhe.[5]

Museum de Fundatie is a member of the Museumvereniging (Museum Association).[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter van Mensch, Museums of the Netherlands, 1745–2012, Mensch Museological Consulting. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b Zwolle, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b Heino, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b c The Collection, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b c (Dutch) "Teller Fundatie in 2013 geëindigd op ruim 226.000 bezoekers", De Stentor, 2014. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d Organization, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  7. ^ (Dutch) "Kostendekkende exploitatie Bergkerk kan", De Stentor, 2005. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  8. ^ (Dutch) "Eigen museum voor verzamelaars", Dagblad van het Noorden, 2005. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d e (Dutch) Jaarverslag 2012, Museum de Fundatie, 2013. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  10. ^ (Dutch) "Museum leeft weer na komst Beatrix", De Stentor, 2013. Retrieved on 8 July 2014.
  11. ^ Collection, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Unusual Van Gogh Painting Authenticated", CBS News, 2010. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  13. ^ Sandra Smallenburg, "New painting by Van Gogh discovered", NRC Handelsblad, 2010. Retrieved on 12 July 2014.
  14. ^ a b c (Dutch) Top 55 Museumbezoek 2010, Nederlandse Museumvereniging. Retrieved on 17 July 2014.
  15. ^ (Dutch) Jaarverslag 2013, Museum de Fundatie, 2014. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  16. ^ (Dutch) Ralph Keuning nieuwe directeur Museum de Fundatie, Kunstbeeld, 2006. Retrieved on 8 July 2014.
  17. ^ Admission fees, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  18. ^ Museum de Fundatie, Museumvereniging. Retrieved on 8 July 2014.

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