Rotterdam museum’s full access

This item appears on page 31 of the January 2022 issue.

On Nov. 6 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the new Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen (Museumpark 18; phone +31 10 441 9400, became the world’s first art storage facility of its size to allow the public access to its complete collection, which comprises 151,000 pieces from medieval to contemporary, including pieces by van Gogh and Dalí.

In the Museumpark next to the Boijmans museum’s original 1930s building, the bowl-shaped, mirror-paneled depot displays the works on five floors set at different temperatures. Gathered from five storage locations in the Netherlands and Belgium, masterpieces as well as lesser-known works, all labeled, are grouped according to the materials they’re made of, not their historical significance.

Only e-tickets, reserved in advance, are accepted. 20 (near $23). Open 11-5 Tues.-Sun.