The Hermitage Amsterdam takes it as their mission to draw upon art and history to inspire, enrich, and offer the opportunity for reflection. By way of their exhibitions and activities, the museum presents world heritage from the collections of various museums in innovative ways. First of all, they 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. Moreover, the museum also houses collections from other museums, including 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).
The museum is housed in the Amstelhof, a historical building that used to be a home for the elderly from the late 15th all the way to the early 21th century. Only in 2007, the last residents were moved out of the building, which was in dire need of renovation. Two years later, on 20 June 2009 the Hermitage Amsterdam was opened to the public with the launch of the exhibition At the Russian court.
Looking for a Fabergé-style egg in another colour, or perhaps for a beautiful piece of jewelry? Have a look at the full collection!