Natural History Museum Rotterdam

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Natural History Museum Rotterdam
Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam
Exterior view of the museum building
The Natuurhistorisch Museum in 2010
Natural History Museum Rotterdam is located in Rotterdam
Natural History Museum Rotterdam
Location in Rotterdam
Established 1927
Location Westzeedijk 345[1]
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 51°54′39″N 4°28′21″E / 51.9108°N 4.4725°E / 51.9108; 4.4725Coordinates: 51°54′39″N 4°28′21″E / 51.9108°N 4.4725°E / 51.9108; 4.4725
Type Natural history museum
Collection size 400,000 objects[2]
Visitors 44,009 (2015)[2]
Director Kees Moeliker[3]
Curator Bram Langeveld[3]
Public transit access Kievitslaan (tram line 8)[1]
Museumpark (tram line 20)[1]
Website www.hetnatuurhistorisch.nl

The Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam (Dutch pronunciation: [naːˈtyːrɦɪsˌtoːris myˈzeːjɵm ˌrɔtərˈdɑm]; English: Natural History Museum Rotterdam) is a natural history museum in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

The museum opened in 1927. It had 44,009 visitors in 2015.

History[edit]

In 1922, the Rotterdam section of the Nederlandsche Natuurhistorische Vereeniging (Dutch Natural History Association) founded the Vereeniging tot Oprichting en Instandhouding van een Natuurhistorisch Museum (Association for Establishing and Maintaining a Natural History Museum). In 1927, the Natuurhistorisch Museum (Natural History Museum) opened.[4]

Location[edit]

The museum is located in Villa Dijkzigt at the Museumpark, close to the Kunsthal and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

The villa dates from 1852 and was originally built by J. F. Metzelaar for the Van Hoboken family. In 1995 it was extended with a modern glazed pavilion which was designed by the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat.

The museum includes a shop and a library.

Collection[edit]

The museum has a collection of an estimated 400,000 objects of which 253,119 objects are registered.[2]

Administration[edit]

Kees Moeliker has been the museum director since 2015.[5] Bram Langeveld has been the museum curator since 2016.[6]

The museum had 37,814 visitors in 2012[7] and 44,009 in 2015.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Adres, route, parkeren (in Dutch), Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Het Natuurhistorisch jaarverslag 2015 (in Dutch), Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, 2016. Retrieved 15 Juli 2016.
  3. ^ a b Organisatie (in Dutch), Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  4. ^ Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam (in Dutch), Municipal Archive of Rotterdam. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  5. ^ Lucas Brouwers, "Een eend heeft mij op de kaart gezet" (in Dutch), NRC Handelsblad, 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  6. ^ Saloua Ousseur, "Jonge conservator verfrist Natuurhistorisch museum" (in Dutch), Metro, 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  7. ^ Bijna 38.000 bezoekers in 2012 (in Dutch), Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013.

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