Van Abbemuseum

The Van Abbemuseum is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. The collection covers the period starting in 1900 and is composed of a number of well-developed ensembles, of which the Lissitsky collection is of major importance. The museum challenges the visitors (and staff) to think about art and its place in the world, covering a wide range of subjects, including the role of the collection as a cultural ‘memory’ and the museum as a public site. The museum’s collection of around 2700 works of art includes key works and archives by Lissitzky, Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, Beuys, McCarthy, Daniëls and Körmeling. The museum has an experimental approach towards art’s role in society. The archives and library collection are a part of the museum collection, realising how important the information in our archives is for conducting research on art and its role in society.

Museum: Van Abbemuseum
City: Eindhoven
Country: Netherlands
Address: Bilderdijklaan 10
Website: http://www.vanabbemuseum.nl