ARTstor has made available nearly 3,500 images of paintings from the Rijksmuseum's permanent collection in the Digital Library.

The state museum of the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum boasts a collection of one million works of art, crafts, and historical objects. The collection includes masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, and Johannes Vermeer, along with an exceptional collection of Asian art, antiques, a vast collection of prints, drawings, and classic photography.

The museum first opened its doors in 1800 as the National Gallery of Art in Huis ten Bosch in The Hague with a collection mainly comprised paintings and historical objects. In 1808, the museum moved to the new capital city of Amsterdam, where it was based in the Royal Palace on Dam Square. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and originally opened in 1885. It underwent restoration and renovation from 2003 to 2013 based on a design by Spanish architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 3,461
Percentage of completion 100%
Collection URL http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/rijksmuseum

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: May 20, 2013

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