A collection of art and light


Museum Voorlinden was built to shine light on the art collection of Joop van Caldenborg.

The Slovakian magazine ASB Magazine has published a nice piece about Museum Voorlinden. The magazine is published by JAGA Group, a publisher of building literature. The article praises the light that Museum Voorlinden collects and lets the artworks shine. Below you find a piece of the article translated.

“Museum Voorlinden: a major collection of modern art and light

The light is the dominant feature of the Voorlinden Museum (Museum Voorlinden), open to the public since September 2016. It was created specifically for the needs of collector Joop van Caldenborg. His collection of contemporary art is the largest in the Netherlands. The chemical industry entrepreneur has retired and built a space where the public can see part of his lifelong collection.

He chose a beautiful place, a landscaped park, meadows, forest, even dunes, and an original 19th-century Neo-Gothic villa. Behind the design of the new gallery is the renowned Rotterdam studio Kraaijvanger Architects. “We did not want to create a museum as an icon, but as a place exclusively for fine art,” explains architect Dirk Jan Postel, a long-time partner of the studio.”

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a resort of the gods,
the art submerged in clear,
living daylight