Museum de Fundatie
Paleis aan de Blijmarkt, the museum location in Zwolle, in 2014
|Location||Blijmarkt 20, Zwolle
't Nijenhuis 10, Heino/Wijhe
|Collection size||7,000+ objects|
|Curator||Karin van Lieverloo|
Museum de Fundatie is a museum for the visual arts in Zwolle. Museum de Fundatie forms part of the Hannema-de Stuers Foundation, to which Kasteel het Nijenhuis in Heino also belongs. Museum de Fundatie possesses a collection of visual arts, with works ranging from the end of the Middle Ages until the present day, collected by Dirk Hannema, former director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. As well as the permanent collection, Museum de Fundatie organises new, wide-ranging exhibitions every three months. Museum de Fundatie recorded a record number of 310,000 visitors in 2015.
Museum de Fundatie was founded in 1958. Its original 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.
From 1991 until 2005, the Bergkerk, a former church in the city of Deventer, was the secondary location of the museum used for temporary exhibitions. Since 2005, the Paleis aan de Blijmarkt, a former court building in the city of Zwolle, is the second location of the museum. The location in Zwolle was closed for renovation on 8 January 2012 and reopened on 31 May 2013.
The museum's collection is divided over two locations:
Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle
Designed by Eduard Louis de Coninck of The Hague, this former Palace of Justice was built in the neo-classicist style between 1838 and 1841. The court building was completely revamped by architect Arne Mastenbroek during the nineteen eighties to serve as the new office for the national planning service’s information department (RPD). Mastenbroek’s second renovation in 1994 saw the palace become a fully fledged museum. Between 1994 and 2001, the building accommodated the Museum for Naive and Outsider Art. In 2004-2005, the former court house was renovated by architect Gunnar Daan to offer space for Museum de Fundatie. The museum was expanded in 2012-2013 with the addition of new exhibition space on the roof of the existing building. This egg-shaped extension was designed by Bierman Henket architects.
Kasteel het Nijenhuis in Heino
Built in the 14th century, Het Nijenhuis manor is situated near the village of Heino. Officially however, it lies within the municipality of Olst-Wijhe. The building belongs to the Province of Overijssel and Dirk Hannema lived here from 1958 until his death in 1984. Art collector Hannema was, among other things, the director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. He left his collection to the Hannema-de Stuers Foundation and therefore to Museum De Fundatie. Het Nijenhuis was opened to the public after restoration in 2004. The sculpture garden surrounding the manor is one of the Netherlands’ larger ones. The garden displays more than ninety 20th and 21st century sculptures, featuring both nationally and internationally renowned artists.
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.
The collection contains over 7,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and other objects. 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.
The collection includes work from:
- Paul Citroen
- Jan Toorop
- Charley Toorop
- Isaac Israëls
- Jan Weissenbruch
- Piet Mondriaan
- Ossip Zadkine
- Auguste Rodin
- Karel Appel
- Jan Cremer
- J. M. W. Turner
- Vincent van Gogh
- Franz Marc
- Antonio Canova
- Bernardo Strozzi
Woman in profile in front of Van Gogh's sunflowers (1917) by Isaac Israëls
Vanitas still life (1627), attributed to Jan Lievens
Museum de Fundatie's favourites (2005) / ed. Margriet Werkman. Waanders/Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle/Heino etc. 160 p. ISBN 90-400-8990-6. Publication commemorating the opening of the Paleis a/d Blijmarkt in Zwolle on 25 June 2005 and featuring highlights from the collection
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.
Museum de Fundatie is a member of the Museumvereniging (Museum Association).
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