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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Cultural icon of Rotterdam

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of Rotterdam’s most important cultural icons. As a sponsor, KPN wants to make the museum’s collection and exhibitions accessible to a wider public. We do this by contributing financially and with our ICT expertise.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has been located at the heart of Rotterdam for 167 years. The unique museum has an internationally appreciated and high quality collection of works from art historically interesting periods. The collection was born of the passion of collectors: more than half of it was donated by committed private individuals.
 
KPN is happy to be associated with this special museum. In 2017, we were lead sponsor of the retrospective exhibition ‘Mad about Surrealism’, with works by, amongst others, Dalí and Miró. The exhibition featured 200 works and 150 archive pieces from well-known and unknown Surrealists. 

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'Mad about Surrealism': an impression of the preparations.

Sjarel Ex, Director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen: ‘We’re talking only about masterpieces, some on loan from leading international museums, and some works from four private European collections. It’s an honor to be part of this collaboration.’ 

Special depot

KPN is an ICT sponsor and sponsor of the Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot, the construction of which started in 2017. In this building, the museum’s works will not only be stored, but visitors will also be able to come and view them – a world first. The masterpieces of the KPN art collection will also be housed in this special building. The opening is expected to be in 2020. 

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