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Wereldmuseum Rotterdam will have five million things to put

Wereldmuseum Rotterdam will have five million things to put

The Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam will receive a major financial injection. The municipal council has decided the museum with five million euros per year to finance.

Alderman of culture Pex Langenberg has this Wednesday announced at the presentation of the Rotterdam cultural plan 2017-2020.

The Museum remains an independent Rotterdam museum, but going to collaborate very closely with the NMVW, the organisation behind the national Museum of Ethnology, the Tropenmuseum and the Africa Museum.

This may Entail use of the expertise and the network of the National Museum of world cultures, says Langenberg.

Join forces

The new board of trustees and director of the Wereldmuseum got mid-last year, the command in order for the museum to be set and sustainable future scenarios for the Museum to investigate. At the beginning of this year is the conversation about structural collaboration with the NMVW.

Minister Jet Bussemaker (Culture) carries a one-time half a million euro to the cooperation between the Museum and the NMVW to promote. “By the forces of the two museums to bundle, the Netherlands ethnographic collection is one of the best and largest collections in Europe”, says the minister.

Jan Willem Sieburgh, interim director of the Museum: “over The past year we have worked hard to make this possible. Now we can continue to build a sustainable and stable future for the museum.”

The Museum was established in 1885 founded. The collection reflects according to the museum, the development of Rotterdam as a metropolis.

“They offer insight into other cultures, but is also an illustration of the fondness of travelling, international relations, and the commercial spirit of the city.”

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