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. Opposite the depository is a long gallery where small exhibitions (lasting three months) of 35-40 drawings and prints are on display in glass cases (on the wall). The public can consult a database on two large screens and order on line the original works of their choice which are then gathered by a registrar and put on display in a show case.