151,000 Artworks Are Stored in Publicly Accessible ‘Depot’ | My Modern Met


By Samantha Pires on December 11, 2021

Unlike most museums where a large portion of the collection remains in storage, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has made it possible to see all it has to offer.

The Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam is a highly anticipated project by Netherlands-based architecture firm MVRDV. Branded as the world’s first publicly accessible art depot, the structure will store 151,000 pieces from the nearby Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The new station means that, unlike most museums where a large portion of the collection remains in storage, the entire body of artwork can be enjoyed by the public.

The building is 130 feet (39.5 meters) tall and curves outward as it extends towards the sky. The resulting shape and the mirrored façade create the effect of a giant silver bowl that reflects the surrounding area.[…]

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