Rudi Oxenaar takes charge at the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller. He aims to continue the policies of his predecessors, but also has an eye for change.
Rudi Oxenaar formulates a vision for the museum that revolves around the ‘encounter between art and nature’.
Oxenaar wants to make the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller a museum of international format. But therefor he has to pull out all the stops.
The construction of the new wing as designed by Wim Quist commences. The staff and collection move temporarily to Museum Arnhem.
Oxenaar relates to the ideas of Helene Kröller-Müller with iconic projects, in which the artist is given more and more space.
Thanks to available funding in the form of the ‘percent for art programme’, a number of special artworks can be realized. There is hope.
Oxenaar struggles with staff shortages and he still finds the budget for expanding the collection insufficient for his plans.
In the final years, Oxenaar seems to have the wind in his sails. He realizes another extension of the sculpture garden: the ‘sculpture forest’.
Through art and historical research, the museum is making ever-more stories accessible.
We want to offer more context and show more connections. We hope that this will give you more inspiration, experience and interaction.
The foundation for the Timeline has been laid. But there are still many more stories that need to be told.
Visit the page of the Helene Kröller-Müller Fund to see how you can also contribute to this.
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