Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam closed for six months
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will be closed for six months due to renovations starting at the end of 2012 in order to ensure the condition of the building and the safety of the visitors in the long run, Axel Rüger, director of the museum, announced today.
Masterpieces by Van Gogh, including approximately 75 paintings and a number of works on paper, will remain on view during the renovation: they will be presented in the Herenvleugel of the Hermitage Amsterdam as of October 2012.
Due to sharpened legal requirements from the Dutch government, the Van Gogh Museum on the Museumplein will be closed from October 2012 through March 2013. Annually, approximately 1.5 million people visit our museum.
2013 is going to be a massively important year for Amsterdam, with festivities surrounding the reopening of the Rijksmuseum, and other celebrations, such as “Canals 400”, “Dutch Kingdom 200” and the Concertgebouw and its orchestra’s 125th anniversary.
Amsterdam will be in the spotlight throughout the year and thus draw many Dutch and foreign visitors.
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