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  7. Dutch Museums to Build a Joint Collection Center

Dutch Museums to Build a Joint Collection Center

Dutch Museums to Build a Joint Collection Center
Dutch Museums to Build a Joint Collection Center, Courtesy of Rijksmuseum
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum

Four Dutch cultural institutions are collaborating to build a new repository for their vast national collections. The new Netherlands Collection Centre (CC NL) will be built in Amersfoort, east of The Hague, and will replace the current depositories belonging to Paleis Het Loo, the Dutch Open Air Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, combining these collections in a central hub. With an area of 30,000 square meters, the building will house 675,000 objects, and is scheduled for completion in 2020. 

‘‘The building will be the physical memory of the Netherlands, from the everyday culture of the Dutch Open Air Museum to the ‘official’ culture of the Rijksmuseum and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, to the royal culture of Paleis Het Loo," said Taco Dibbits, Director of Rijksmuseum Collections.

The design team selected by the institutions consists of Delft-based firm cepezed along with consultancies Peutz, ABT, and Valstar Simonis. The aim is that ‘‘the CC NL will be a high-quality, functional and sustainable building combining an energy-efficient art depository with an inspiring work environment for management and preservation of the national collection," said cepezed’s Jan Pesman. 

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Cite: Inez Vilar. "Dutch Museums to Build a Joint Collection Center" 19 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884