17 September 2008 | Rotterdam

The Rotterdam printroom has moved to a newly created depository (233 square/780 cubic meters for 15.000 drawings and 60.000 prints) and study room, situated on the ground floor close to the main entrance and at the heart of the museum. The public is allowed a magnificent view of the state-of-the-art depository as one of the long sides is a steel and glass wall. Library, consultation and conservation are in adjacent rooms. Read More

21 October 2007 | Leiden

Gert Jan van der Sman (1961) has been appointed associate professor in the history of drawings and prints at Leiden University, effective 1 October 2007. He succeeds Dr. Jan van der Stock, who was extraordinarius from 1999 to 2004. Gert Jan van der Sman studied art history at the Leiden University Institute of Fine Arts and received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Prof.Dr. Anton Boschloo, on his dissertation La decorazione a fresco delle ville venete del Cinquecento. Saggi di lettura stilistica ed iconografica. Read More

19 October 2007 | London

The BM Prints and Drawings database has just been made available online. Accessible via the BM website, there are about 220,000 records, 100,000 of them with images. All the drawings are described individually apart from some sketchbooks; and all the mounted prints as well as many in the unmounted series, on which we are making quite rapid progress. Read More

1 October 2007 | Rotterdam

 The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, has published a catalogue of a substantial part of its drawings collection. In 1998 the Cornelis Ploos van Amstel Knoef Society Foundation donated more than 4,000 drawings, sketchbooks and albums to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This impressive collection of early nineteenth-century Dutch drawings was brought together by the connoisseur Jan Knoef (1896-1948) and C.J. baron Schimmelpenninck van der Oije (1906-1987). Read More

20 February 2007 | Rotterdam – The Hague

Dr. Peter van der Coelen, curator of prints and drawings in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is joining the editorial board of our periodical. The board was in need for this reinforcement in order to stimulate the flow of articles on prints, as most of the articles published so far were on drawings. With Peter van der Coelen, who holds a Ph.D. from Nijmegen University, the editorial board welcomes its first editor without a Leiden University background.