The Mauritshuis has a long history of private patronage that stretches back to Stadholder Prince William V. It was his son, King William I, who handed the stadholder’s art collections over to the Dutch state in 1816. The stadholder’s paintings form the core of the Mauritshuis’s present-day collection. Since then, private collectors have continued to play an important role at the museum. Without the support of its benefactors, the Mauritshuis as we know it today would not exist.

In future too, the Mauritshuis will very much need the support of its benefactors. Your contributions will help make it possible for the museum to expand over the coming years. To show our appreciation, we will keep you up to date with all the latest news and you will be invited to exclusive gatherings, including the annual dinner for patrons of the museum.

The Mauritshuis Building for the Future project has been made possible by:
• an additional development subsidy of €1.5 million from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science;
• the Mauritshuis’s own capital;
• European subsidy of € 2 million from the Kansen voor West programme;
• the Dutch Government Buildings Agency;
• a contribution from the BankGiro Lottery;
• proceeds from an international travelling exhibition displaying part of the collection;
• contributions from individuals, funds and sponsors.

How can I contribute?
The Mauritshuis needs your financial support. Whether you offer your support as a company, organisation or as an individual – your help will be much appreciated. You will find more information about the various options below.

Corporate Giving
Giving as a private benefactor
Recommending Committee