About the museum
The Hermitage Amsterdam wants to draw upon art and history to inspire, enrich, and offer the opportunity for reflection. By way of our exhibitions and activities, we present world heritage from the collections of various museums in innovative ways. First of all, we host a major art exhibition with items from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg for the Dutch and international public twice a year. With over 3.5 million items, the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg is one of the biggest museums in the world.
We also house collections from other museums like the Amsterdam Museum, the Rijksmuseum (the exhibition Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century), and Museum van de Geest | Dolhuys (Museum of the Mind | Outsider Art). In addition, the Hermitage Amsterdam provides spaces for smaller exhibitions, such as the annual winner of the ABN AMRO Art Award. We are proud to do business in a sustainable way, to share our facilities, to collaborate, and to fund our own activities – with support from businesses and private individuals. In our opinion, it is essential to cultivate talent. The Hermitage for Children provides art education on a continuous basis that allows children to discover their own artistic abilities.
The Hermitage Amsterdam is managed by the Dutch foundation Stichting Hermitage aan de Amstel and exhibits art from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Stichting Hermitage aan de Amstel tasks Stichting Producties De Nieuwe Kerk and Hermitage Amsterdam with organizing the exhibitions held in the Hermitage Amsterdam. The Hermitage Amsterdam is an autonomous, independent legal entity with its own cash flows and its own objectives.
Stichting Producties De Nieuwe Kerk and Hermitage Amsterdam
Stichting Producties De Nieuwe Kerk and Hermitage Amsterdam put on exhibitions in De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam and in the Hermitage Amsterdam which are commissioned by both institutions. They have each earned their own place within the world of national and international museums.
Stichting Producties De Nieuwe Kerk and Hermitage Amsterdam have 50 members of staff, divided across three departments. We also have a pool of around 100 agency workers who staff the ticket desks, cloakrooms, and shops.