Van Gogh Museum completes refurbishment

The refurbishment of the Van Gogh Museum on the Museumplein in Amsterdam has now been completed.

Van Gogh MuseumThe museum is starting the fitting out of its as yet empty building with the large jubilee exhibition entitled Van Gogh at work which will herald its re-opening on 1 May 2013. Adriaan Dönszelmann, the museum’s new managing director said, “Because of the support we were given by the Dutch Government Buildings Agency and our contractors, we have been able to complete this project successfully, within budget and inside our planned timeframe of just seven months. Against all expectations, we were even able to seize the opportunity to refurbish the floors, walls and ceilings so the building looks fresh again. With new fittings and better insulation, our museum has now also become more sustainable. We are now starting with the layout and we are looking forward to the museum’s re-opening on 1 May”. The Van Gogh collection can still be viewed in Amsterdam’s Hermitage Museum until 25 April.

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