WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

In the first phase of our Masterplan we will focus on making the museum more accessible, complete, diverse and sustainable. What will we be doing precisely? Five new spaces will be added, which will enhance the visitor’s experience of Rembrandt’s story. We are looking to bring back the popular etching and paint making workshops in a specially designed space; we will create a treasure room displaying individual works by Rembrandt (in regular succession); we will install a prologue as well as an epilogue space in which Rembrandt’s insolvency and the history of the property will be told, and a third exhibition space will be added. In addition, we will be developing a new audiotour with diverse voices, in twelve languages, in which storytelling plays a central role. Also on the practical side changes are needed, including an overhaul of the climate control system and the LED conversion of the lighting system.

MORE ACCESSIBLE, MORE COMPLETE, MULTI-VOICE AND MORE SUSTAINABLE!

In the first phase of our Master Plan we focus on making the museum more accessible, more complete, multi-voiced and more sustainable. What exactly are we going to do? Five new spaces will be added, which will ensure that visitors will experience Rembrandt’s story more intensely. We want to bring back the popular etching and paint preparation workshops in a specially designed space, there will be a treasury with one changing work of art by Rembrandt, we are creating both a prologue and epilogue space where the story of Rembrandt’s bankruptcy and the history of the building are told , and a third exhibition hall will be added. In addition, we want to develop a new, polyphonic audio tour in twelve languages, in which storytelling is central. Also on the practical side, adjustments are needed in the museum: for example, the climate control system must be tackled and we replace the museum lighting with LED lamps.
The corona crisis quickly depleted the reserves we had prudently built up over years. At the same time our income has dropped because we are receiving far fewer visitors than before, and this will persist into the coming years. This makes even more difficult to carry out the needed renovations. We therefore make an urgent appeal to everyone who cares about us: visitors, Rembrandt enthusiasts, sponsors, funds, government institutions, friends and relations. Help us preserve and improve Rembrandt’s house for future generations.

The corona crisis quickly depleted the reserves we had prudently built up over years. At the same time our income has dropped because we are receiving far fewer visitors than before, and this will persist into the coming years. This makes even more difficult to carry out the needed renovations. We therefore make an urgent appeal to everyone who cares about us: visitors, Rembrandt enthusiasts, sponsors, funds, government institutions, friends and relations. Help us preserve and improve Rembrandt's house for future generations.

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“The success of the national Rembrandt Year shows that Rembrandt is still as relevant as 400 years ago. As a museum, we are continuously working on the question of how we can preserve and innovate on our former home and studio, our national heritage. With the increase in visitors, we feel the urgency to offer an even better visitor experience and make the museum more sustainable for the future.”
– Lidewij de Koekkoek, director of the Rembrandt House Museum
“You don't need to be able to recognize a Rembrandt painting from a distance to admire it. The name 'Rembrandt' alone evokes awe. A visit to his house then stimulates this enthusiasm even more.”
– Alexander Pechtold
Hedy d’Ancona bond with the museum is personal: her late husband Aat Veldhoen completed a residency in 2000 in Rembrandt’s atelier. D’Ancona: “He knew every last corner of the museum and often took me on special tours of the various rooms. It was his Rembrandt House.”
– Hedy d’Ancona

BECOME A FRIEND

You can always count on your friends! This went for Rembrandt and certainly applies to The Rembrandt House Museum. Thanks to our loyal Society of Friends we have been able to realize many projects and wonderful acquisitions. As Friend you become part of the inner circle of the museum and help build the future of the museum. For 75 euros you can become a Friend together with one other person (or make someone else a Friend).  On this page you can read more about how to do this and which privileges you receive.

 

NEW | If you become a friend now and you will receive a unique, hand-printed etching after one of Rembrandt’s etching plates! We hope we may count your friendship during these turbulent times.