Netherlands Photo Museum

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The Netherlands Photo Museum (Dutch: Nederlands Fotomuseum) (NFM) is a museum in the Netherlands primarily focused on all aspects of photography.[1]

The museum collection consist of many historical, social and cultural images from the last century till today not only of the Netherlands, but of diverse parts of the world. It has control over more than 150 archives (three million plus images) taken by Dutch photographers. The archives are stored in one of most up-to-date, climate controlled film storage facilities in Europe.

It is located in Rotterdam at the Wilhelminakade[2] in the previous Holland America Line workshop building, also known as the Las Palmas building.

The Netherlands Photo Museum was founded in 1989, under the name Nederlands Foto Archief. [3] and was subsidized by the Dutch government. In 2003, it was reborn, through an endowment from Hein Wertheimer, a wealthy Dutch lawyer and renamed to Nederlands Fotomuseum.

Visitors to the NFM[4] may browse the museum’s library of 120.000 digital images, watch short films or participate in educational activities. The museum has large exhibition rooms and has a rotating display of Dutch history.


Coordinates: 51°54′23″N 4°29′21″E / 51.90639°N 4.48917°E / 51.90639; 4.48917