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Dutch museums build joint collection center

Four Dutch cultural institutions are joining forces to build a new depository for the national collections under their management. The new ‘Netherlands Collection Centre’ (CC NL) will be built in Amersfoort, in the heart of the Netherlands. With a total surface area of 30,000 m2, the building will house 675,000 objects. CC NL is scheduled to be brought into use from 2020.

CC NL is to replace the current depositories belonging to the Dutch Open Air Museum, Paleis Het Loo, the Rijksmuseum and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed) which are currently spread over various locations in the Netherlands. The collaboration provides the best possible sustainable management and preservation of the national collections, as well as efficiency and sharing of know-how.

Taco Dibbits, Director of Rijksmuseum Collections, on behalf of the CC NL partners: The building will be the physical memory of the Netherlands, from the everyday culture of the Dutch Open Air Museum to the ‘official’ culture of the Rijksmuseum and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, to the royal culture of Paleis Het Loo.