1990 – 1994

Gaining autonomy

Part of: Van Straaten

The first years of Evert van Straaten’s directorship are dominated by the museum’s transition to autonomy. Much attention is devoted to the ‘preservation and stewardship’ of the collection and the building. Nevertheless, Van Straaten soon formulates an acquisition policy and is able to purchase a large number of works in accordance with it, including works by Miroslaw Balka, Joost van den Toorn and Matt Mullican.

On the way to autonomy

Delta plan

A new kind of director

Reflecting on the new policy

Mullican

Donated by Hammacher & Oxenaar

Oswald Wenckebach, Nude study (date unknown), Fritz Wotruba, Study (1973) en Eduard Flor, Letter to Mrs. Hammacher (mei 1971) donation Hammacher and Ger Dekkers, Ascending wad, Flevoland, (1976) donation Oxenaar

Trial arrangement of permanent collection

Theo van Doesburg, Study for the card players, 1916

Theo van Doesburg, Study for the card players, 1916

New acquisitions

Walter De Maria, Calendar (1961-1975), Isa Genzken, Window (1990), Bruce Nauman, Raw material with continuous shift - BRRR (1991), Jan Schoonhoven, R 90-6 (1990), Peter Struycken, Small cross section from infinite space tapw 31 03/dec/88 (1988)

Joost van den Toorn

Joost van den Toorn, The nutcracker (1989) en The Mighty Waters (1990)

Experiment in the auditorium

Foundations

Delta Plan – New conservation studio

Conceived for space

Walter de Maria, Nonagon, 1974 (Formerly in the Visser collection)

The Kröllers and their architects

Exhibitioncatalogue 'The Kröllers and their architects' (1992), Newspaper articles from 'Computable' and 'De architect'

Just one year left

'Law on the autonomy of government museum services' published in the Dutch Official Gazette, 24 June 1993

'Law on the autonomy of government museum services' published in the Dutch Official Gazette, 24 June 1993

Sculpture garden

Varied acquisitions

Rob Birza, Porcelain (1990), Miroslaw Baka, 211x179x125, 190x129x73 (1993), Luc Deleu, Photo of the installation 'Scale & perspective' (Tumbling apartments, Barcelona) (1991), Daan van Golden, Heerenlux I (1993)

Park benches by Althamer

Park benches by Althamer in the sculpture garden, 1993

Park benches by Althamer in the sculpture garden

Donated by Bremmerians

Gino Severini, Pierrot (1923), Piet Mondriaan, Beach with three or four piers at Domburg (1909), Giorgio de Chirico, Horses (1925), Bernard Milleret, wo dancing women (date unknown), John Rädecker, Head of Piet Donk (1942-43)
Charley Toorop, Roses in a glass (1946), Apples with landscape (1946), Roses in a glass (1953)

Juan Gris

False start

Depot on display

The Kröller-Müller Museum

Minister of WVC Hedy d 'Ancona and Evert van Straaten sign for the autonomy of the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller

Minister of WVC Hedy d 'Ancona and Evert van Straaten sign for the autonomy of the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller

Supervisory Board

Through Sonsbeek

Gerrit van Bakel, Model Tarim machine (1982-94), Joep van Lieshout, The ambulantory building: part 1 (1993), Carpet (karpet VDL 1b), design 1918, execution 1994

Balka, Gelbert, Raetz and Mondriaan

Piet Mondriaan, Farm near Duivendrecht, in the evening (ca 1916), Letter Piet Mondriaan to Aletta de Iongh (1942)

Care for the frames