Private sponsorship and the Mauritshuis go together. Thanks to help from collectors and enthusiastic art lovers, we remain able to maintain and showcase our world-famous collection. With your gift, however large or small, you are helping build the Mauritshuis of the future. By means of our project gallery, we want to give you an idea of what your contribution will be spent on. We hope you are inspired by it.
The Mauritshuis is keen to share its collection with a wide audience by means of exhibitions. These exhibitions highlight subjects we consider important and which will captivate you. We regularly bring over world-class works from foreign museums in order to share them with you. This is an expensive business, due to the high insurance and transport costs.
Did you visit the Mauritshuis when you were a child? Perhaps with your school teacher, your parents or grandparents? If so, you will no doubt remember how special that first encounter with The Bull by Potter or The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt was. We attach great value to the education of children and young people. For this reason, entry is free to under-18s. We offer educational programmes to schools consisting of museum lessons and interactive guided tours. Your contribution will enable us to also introduce your children and future grandchildren to our world-famous collection and give them their own special childhood memory.
Restoration and research
The Mauritshuis is not just a museum but also a centre for scientific research. The starting point is always our own collection. One of the best-kept secrets of our museum is our own conservation studio that works hard to conserve our precious paintings. For example, the beautiful ceiling paintings by the Italian artist Pellegrini in the Golden Room were restored in 2014. As a result, the original colours are visible again and you can clearly see the images. Will you help us to take our ambitions in this field a significant step further? Every donation is more than welcome.