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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
Uitbreiding Museum De Fundatie, Bierman Henket architecten, foto- Joep Jacobs (14057621789).jpg
Paleis aan de Blijmarkt, the museum location in Zwolle, in 2014
Museum de Fundatie is located in Overijssel
Museum de Fundatie
Museum location in Zwolle in the province Overijssel
Established 1958[1]
Location Blijmarkt 20, Zwolle[2]
't Nijenhuis 10, Heino/Wijhe[3]
Netherlands
Coordinates 52°30′37″N 6°5′29″E / 52.51028°N 6.09139°E / 52.51028; 6.09139Coordinates: 52°30′37″N 6°5′29″E / 52.51028°N 6.09139°E / 52.51028; 6.09139
Type Art museum
Collection size 7,000+ objects[4]
Visitors 310,000 (2015)[5]
Director Ralph Keuning[6]
Curator Karin van Lieverloo[6]
Website www.museumdefundatie.nl

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HistoryEdit

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.[3]

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.[7] Since 2005, the Paleis aan de Blijmarkt, a former court building in the city of Zwolle, is the second location of the museum.[2][8] The location in Zwolle was closed for renovation on 8 January 2012 and reopened on 31 May 2013.[9][10]

LocationsEdit

The museum's collection is divided over two locations:

Museum de Fundatie in ZwolleEdit

 
Museum de Fundatie in 2013

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 HeinoEdit

 
Kasteel het Nijenhuis

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.

CollectionEdit

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.[4]

The collection contains over 7,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and other objects.[4] 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.[11]

In 2010, the Van Gogh painting The blute-fin mill (1886) was authenticated by the Van Gogh Museum.[12][13]

The collection includes work from:[citation needed]

LiteratureEdit

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

AdministrationEdit

Year Visitors
Heino Zwolle Total
2006[14] 30,000 (est.)
2007[14] 63,000 (est.)
2008[14] 117,000 (est.)
2009[9] 20,624 46,244 66,868
2010[9] 40,397 87,120 127,517
2011[9] 31,297 88,907 120,204
2012[9] 62,265 3,918 66,183
2013[15] 51,234 175,160 226,394
2014[16] 261,500 (est.)
2015[5] 310,000 (est.)

In 2013, the museum had 34 employees (20.26 full-time equivalent or fte).[17] Ralph Keuning has been the museum director since 2007.[6][18] Karin van Lieverloo is the curator of the museum.[6]

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.[19]

In 2013, the museum had 226,394 visitors, of which 175,160 were in Zwolle and 51,234 in Heino/Wijhe.[15] In 2014 and 2015, the museum had record numbers of 261,500 and 310,000 visitors.[5][16]

Museum de Fundatie is a member of the Museumvereniging (Museum Association).[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peter van Mensch, Museums of the Netherlands, 1745–2012, Mensch Museological Consulting. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b Zwolle, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b Heino, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b c The Collection, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b c (in Dutch) "Ook 2015 weer een goed jaar voor musea", NOS, 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d Organization, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  7. ^ (in Dutch) "Kostendekkende exploitatie Bergkerk kan", De Stentor, 2005. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  8. ^ (in Dutch) "Eigen museum voor verzamelaars", Dagblad van het Noorden, 2005. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d e (in Dutch) Jaarverslag 2012, Museum de Fundatie, 2013. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  10. ^ (in Dutch) "Museum leeft weer na komst Beatrix", De Stentor, 2013. Retrieved on 8 July 2014.
  11. ^ Collection, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Unusual Van Gogh Painting Authenticated", CBS News, 2010. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  13. ^ Sandra Smallenburg, "New painting by Van Gogh discovered", NRC Handelsblad, 2010. Retrieved on 12 July 2014.
  14. ^ a b c (in Dutch) Top 55 Museumbezoek 2010, Nederlandse Museumvereniging. Retrieved on 17 July 2014.
  15. ^ a b (in Dutch) "Teller Fundatie in 2013 geëindigd op ruim 226.000 bezoekers", De Stentor, 2014. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  16. ^ a b (in Dutch) Nina Schuyffel, "Alweer meer bezoekers voor musea in 2014", de Volkskrant, 2014. Retrieved on 30 December 2014.
  17. ^ (in Dutch) Jaarverslag 2013, Museum de Fundatie, 2014. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  18. ^ (in Dutch) Ralph Keuning nieuwe directeur Museum de Fundatie, Kunstbeeld, 2006. Retrieved on 8 July 2014.
  19. ^ Admission fees, Museum de Fundatie. Retrieved on 7 July 2014.
  20. ^ Museum de Fundatie, Museumvereniging. Retrieved on 8 July 2014.

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