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Meurs, P.H. (author), Van Thoor, M.T.A. (author)
The renovation of the Rijksmuseum was about more than adapting an outmoded museum to the demands of the time. On 19 September 2000, State Secretary for Culture Rick van der Ploeg wrote to the Chairman of the House of Parliament and the director of the Rijksmuseum that the government had decided on a total makeover of the museum. This meant that...
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Van Thoor, M.T.A. (author)
When large government-owned monuments are renovated it is customary in the Netherlands to appoint a restoration architect alongside the principal architect. Consequently, for the Rijksmuseum a separate selection was held among five architectural restoration firms. For this complex assignment, it proved difficult to formulate the brief and the...
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Meurs, P.H. (author)
The selection of architects for the new Rijksmuseum took place in 2000. The intention was to split the task in three and to select three architects: a chief architect, a restoration architect and an architect for the Atelier Building on Hobbemastraat. For government commissions of this magnitude a European tender procedure is mandatory. Around...
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Van Thoor, M.T.A. (author), Meurs, P.H. (author)
On 13 April 2013, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam reopened after a renovation process that had lasted more than a decade. The building, which originally dates from 1885, was designed by architect P.J.H. Cuypers (1827-1921). In the space of over a century, the building underwent numerous major and minor renovations, prompted by lack of space, growing...
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